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St Petrock, Petrockstow, Devon

(50°51′47″N, 4°6′46″W)
SS 514 092
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
  • Hazel Gardiner
19 September 2001

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Feature Sets

The church comprises chancel with S chapel, nave with N and S aisles and S porch, and a W tower. The tower is 15thc and the N arcade is 14thc but the rest of the church was rebuilt in 1879 by J. F. Gould (Pevsner 1989, 627; Historic England listing: 1333084). Romanesque sculpture is found on the font and on a pillar piscina.


St Mary's Abbey, Buckfast held Petrockstow before 1066 and continued to hold it after the Conquest.




Piscinae/Pillar Piscinae


An undated watercolour held in the church shows the font located on the N side of church, to the N of the first bay of the N arcade.


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 225.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 6, 1.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 627–8.