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St Petrock, Parracombe, Devon

(51°11′16″N, 3°54′21″W)
SS 669 449
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
medieval unknown
now St Petrock
  • Hazel Gardiner
5 June 2001

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Feature Sets

The church originally comprised a 13thc. nave, chancel and W tower, Modifications were carried out to the nave in the 15thc and 16thc and the S aisle, S porch and vestry (abutting the chancel) were added at this time. The font is the only 12thc. feature and is believed to have come from the church of St Martin, Martinhoe, having been found in the garden of the Rector of Martinhoe (Bulner-Thomas 1995, 3).


Before the Conquest Parracombe was held by Brictwold. By 1086 William of Falaise was Lord and tenant-in-chief.





I. Bulner-Thomas, St Petrock's Church, Parracombe, Devon (church guide), Horncastle, 1995,

F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 222.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 20, 3.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 624.