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St John the Baptist, Hatherleigh, Devon

(50°49′21″N, 4°4′16″W)
SS 542 046
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
  • Hazel Gardiner
14 September 2005

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Feature Sets

The church comprises chancel , nave, N and S aisles , N transept, W tower and S porch. It is primarily late 15thc. and early 16thc. with roughly coursed rubble walling. The font is the only Romanesque feature.


In 1066, the abbey of St Mary and St Rumon, Tavistock held Hatherleigh. In 1086 it was held jointly by Geoffrey; Nigel; Ralph; Walter and St Mary and St Rumon. The tenant-in-chief was St Mary and St Rumon.





N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 475.

F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 144.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 5, 4.