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St Leonard, Clawton, Devon

(50°46′11″N, 4°20′33″W)
SX 349 993
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
medieval unknown
now St Leonard
  • Hazel Gardiner
12 September 2005

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Feature Sets

The church has chancel, nave, N and S aisles, a W tower with a stair turret on the S, and a S porch. The chancel has some 12thc. fabric, and one round-headed window, possibly reset, survives in the N wall. In the 14thc. the tower and N and S aisles were added. Romanesque sculpture is found on the font. The church is built from rubble with freestone dressings.


Before the Conquest Domesday Book records that Alfred held Clawton. At 1086 it was held by Iudhael of Totnes, who was also tenant-in-chief.





Historic England suggests that the font may be a reconstruction owing to the unusual design. (Historic England listing: 1104685)


N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 267.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1, 1985, 17,15.