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All Saints, Bradford, Devon

(50°50′37″N, 4°14′33″W)
SS 422 073
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
  • Hazel Gardiner
September 2001

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The church comprises, chancel, nave with N aisle and S porch, and W tower. It has its origins in the 12thc. and was added to in the 14thc., 15thc, and 16thc. It was restored in 1869 and 1875-89. Romanesque scultpure is found on the S doorway and on the font.


At the time of DS Bradford was held by Baldwin the Sherrif. It was held by Algar Long before the Conquest.


Exterior Features





The font is one of five similar fonts with fluted bowls. The others are at Abbotsham, Beaford, Clayhanger and Parkham (Clarke, 310). The Bradford font is more shallow than the others in the group.

Bond notes the oval bowl, rejecting any possibility of symbolic meaning in its shape (58).


F. Bond, Fonts and Font Covers, London, 1908, 2nd ed. 1985, 58.

K. M. Clarke, 'The Baptismal Fonts of Devon', part 4, Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 48, 1916, 310.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Phillimore: Chichester, 1985, 16, 21.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 1952, 2nd ed. 1989, 199-200.