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St Brannock, Braunton, Devon

(51°6′47″N, 4°9′36″W)
SS 489 371
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
  • Hazel Gardiner
4 June 2001

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Feature Sets

The church is substantially 13thc. although the tower appears to be 12thc. Romanesque sculpture is found on the re-cut font.


DS has three entries for Braunton. The first records that King Edward held the manor prior to the Conquest. After the Conquest William was tenant-in-chief and held the manor with Baldwin the sheriff and Robert of Pont-Chardon. Land in Braunton was also held by Algar the priest in 1086. A further manor was held by Brictric (son of Camm) before the Conquest. In 1086 it was held by William I and the tenant-in-chief was Bishop Geoffrey of Coutances.





Pevsner suggests that the font was reworked c.1300 (208).


N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 1952, 2nd ed. 1989, 207–8.

F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 63.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 1, 5; 13a, 3; 16, 74;