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St Peter and St Paul, Holsworthy, Devon

(50°48′35″N, 4°21′11″W)
SS 343 038
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
  • Hazel Gardiner
9 June 2001

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Feature Sets

The church comprises chancel, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, and W tower. Little of the original 12thc. structure survives. The S aisle and W tower are 15thc. and much of the rest of the material is 19thc. The church was restored in 1858, 1865 and also in 1881-2 by Otho D. Peter (Pevsner 1989, 492; Historic England listing: 1104945). 12thc. sculpture is found on the reset S doorway, and on two reset fragments in the S porch.


Earl Harold held Holsworthy before the Conquest. At 1086 it was held by King William.


Exterior Features


Exterior Decoration


The form of the bases is paralleled at Holy Cross, Highampton.

The panel carved with the Agnus Dei, may have formed part of a tympanum (Pevsner 1989, 492; Historic England listing: 1104945)


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 155.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 492–493.

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