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All Saints, Alverdiscott, Devon

(51°0′28″N, 4°6′44″W)
SS 519 253
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
  • Hazel Gardiner
20 September 2001

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Feature Sets

The church comprises nave with S porch, chancel, N aisle, N aisle chapel and W tower. Mainly 15thc. Restored 1863. It has a plain reset 12thc. S doorway to the nave. Romanesque sculpture is found on the font.


DS records that Alverdiscott belonged to the Count of Mortain, and was held from him by Erchenbald. Before 1066 it was held by Ordwulf.





Clarke notes that the heavy tooling on the font is modern and that the bowl has been reduced in height (217).


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 31.

K. M. Clarke, 'The Baptismal Fonts of Devon,' part 5, Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 51, 1919, 217-8

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 15, 39.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 1952, revised 1989, 123.