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St Mary and St Gregory, Frithelstock, Devon

(50°57′19″N, 4°11′22″W)
SS 463 196
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
  • Hazel Gardiner
8 June 2001

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Feature Sets

The church, of coursed rubble, comprises chancel, nave, W tower S aisle and S porch. The N wall is 13thc. The chancel was rebuilt in the early 14thc. when the S aisle was added. The tower was rebuilt in the 15thc. and the porch is late 15thc. There is a reset 12thc. stoup within the porch. The stem of the 13thc. font is the only feature bearing Romanesque sculpture.

The church is set immediately next to Frithelstock Priory, colonised from Hartland Abbey in c.1229.


Before the Conquest Frithelstock was held by Ordwulf of Tehidy. In 1086 Robert son of Ivo was Lord. The tenant-in-chief was Count Robert of Mortain.





F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 128.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 15,10.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 452–3.