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St Petrock, Hollacombe, Devon

(50°48′16″N, 4°18′11″W)
SS 378 031
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
  • Hazel Gardiner
17 September 2001

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An aisleless church, comprising chancel, nave with S porch, and a low unbuttressed W tower. A pointed lancet in the nave suggests that this could be 13thc, and the chancel and tower are 14thc. The church was extensively restored in 1880–2 (Pevsner; Historic England listing: 1165233). The lintel of the S doorway and the font (outside) are the only carved 12thc. features.


The Canons of St Petroc, Bodmin, held Hollacombe in 1066 and continued to hold it after the Conquest.


Exterior Features





F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 154.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 51, 15.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 490–491.