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St Michael and All Angels, Meeth, Devon

(50°51′21″N, 4°3′51″W)
SS 548 083
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
  • Hazel Gardiner
19 September 2001

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The church consists of nave with S porch, chancel with a N vestry, and three stage W tower. The originally 12thc. nave has a small round-headed window in the N wall. The chancel, which was probably also originally 12thc. was extended and restored in 1893. The W tower could be 14thc., and the S porch was added in the 15thc. The vestry also dates from the restoration (Historic England Listing: 1308852). 12thc. sculpture is found on the S doorway. The font is also 12thc.

The church is built from stone and rubble, the tower has dressed granite quoins.


Before the Conquest Alnoth held Meeth. In 1086 Bernard (Napeless) was Lord and the tenant-in-chief was Baldwin the sheriff.


Exterior Features





F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 199.

C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985,16, 39.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 565–6.