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St Petrock, Inwardleigh, Devon

(50°46′37″N, 4°2′37″W)
SX 560 995
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
medieval unknown
now St Petrock
  • Hazel Gardiner
15 Sep 2005

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Feature Sets

The primarily 15thc and early 16thc church comprises, chancel, nave with N aisle, W tower and S porch. It was restored in 1898 by Tait and Harvey (Pevsner 1989, 509). The fabric is shale, red sandstone, and usually granite on the quoins. The tower is rendered. Romanesque sculpture is found on the font.


In 1066 Inwardleigh was held by Ingvar. In 1086 Odelin was Lord and the tenant-in-chief was Baldwin the sheriff.





Pevsner suggests that the font was recut in the 16thc. (Pevsner 1989, 509).


N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 509.

F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 164.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 16, 23.