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St Andrew, Sutcombe, Devon

(50°52′51″N, 4°21′4″W)
SS 347 117
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Hazel Gardiner
8 June 2001

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Feature Sets

The church has a chancel with S chapel, nave with N aisle and S porch, and W tower. The church is substantially Perpendicular although the tower is earlier. The church was restored by Bodley and Garner in 1876. The tower was rebuilt in 1899 (Historic England listing: 1326580) There is a plain, reset 12thc doorway and a reset carved bust which may also be 12thc.


The Domesday Book records that Edric was Lord before the Conquest and still retained this position by 1086. The tenant-in-chief was Bishop Geoffrey of Coutances.


Exterior Features


Exterior Decoration


Pevsner suggests that the reset bust is 12thc but it may be later.

F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 272.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 3. 91.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 770.