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St Bridget, Bridgerule, Devon

(50°48′10″N, 4°26′22″W)
SS 282 032
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
  • Hazel Gardiner
9 June 2001

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The church has a 13thc. chancel, nave and N transept. The chancel was extended and the nave enlarged in the 14thc. The S aisle, W tower and S porch are Perpendicular (1400–50). The church was restored in 1723, and again in 1878, by J. P. St Aubyn, when the vestry was added to the N side of the chancel. (Pevsner, 212; Historic England listing:1104976) The font and a pillar piscina are the only Romanesque features.


Before the Conquest Bridgerule was held by Frawin of Cornwall. In 1086 the Lord, and tenant-in-chief, was Roald Dubbed.


Exterior Features





N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 212–213

Domesday Book: Devon, eds. C. and F. Thorn, Chichester, 1985, 35, 2.

F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 64.

K. M. Clarke The Baptismal Fonts of Devon. Part I, Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 45 (1913), 319–20.