The church is substantially 15thc. but with a number of earlier features. The nave has an 12thc. N chapel (originally the N transept of a cruciform church and now the vestry). This has a 12thc. round-headed arch, plain except for a hollow-chamfered impost with a groove along the upright. The chancel is 13thc., the S aisle is c.1500 and the W tower is of c. 1480. The church was restored in 1862 and in 1887-9. Romanesque sculpture is found on the font.
At the time of DS Berrynarbor was among the lands of Walter of Douai and was held by Walscin. Before the Conquest it was held by Edith.
|h. of bowl inc. roll moulding||0.48 m|
|internal d. of bowl||0.25 m|
|Total h. including plinth||0.98 m|
|Total h. not inc. plinth||0.87 m|
St Peter's Church, Berrynarbor, church guide, 1988.
N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 1952, 2nd edition 1989, 164-165.
K. M. Clarke, 'The Baptismal Fonts of Devon', part 6, Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 52, 1920, 327-35.
C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, I, 23, 2.