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St Stephen, West Putford, Devon

(50°55′2″N, 4°20′9″W)
West Putford
SS 359 157
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
medieval unknown
now St Stephen
  • Hazel Gardiner
8 Jun 2001

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Feature Sets

The church, of coursed stone, is cruciform in plan, comprising chancel, nave with N and S transepts and S porch, and W tower. The church is substantially late 13thc and early 14thc. The tower is late 14thc or early 15thc with the upper stage possibly 16thc (Pevsner 1989, 902; Historic England listing:164596). The S porch is 19thc. It was restored in the 19thc by S. Cooper of Hatherleigh, and in 1929-30 by Harbottle Reed (Historic England listing:164596). The font is the only 12thc feature.


Before the Conquest West Putford was held by two thanes. By 1086 Reginald was Lord and the tenant-in-chief was Roald Dubbed.





F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 231.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 35, 9.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 902.