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St Peter, Twitchen, Devon

(51°3′39″N, 3°43′51″W)
SS 788 305
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
medieval St Peter
now St Peter
  • Hazel Gardiner
17 September 2001

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Feature Sets

The church comprises nave and chancel with W tower. The tower is 15thc while the rest of the church was rebulit, and some alterations made to the tower, in 1844 by J. Hayward (Historic England listing: 1215407; Pevser 1989, 877). The only 12thc. feature is the font.


In 1066 Twitchen was held by Alwy (son of Banna) and Brictwold. After the Conquest Alfred of 'Spain' was both Lord and tenant-in-chief.





F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 288.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 38, 1.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 877.