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St Giles, St Giles on the Heath, Devon

(50°41′36″N, 4°19′54″W)
St Giles on the Heath
SX 354 908
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Truro
now Exeter
medieval St Giles
now St Giles
  • Hazel Gardiner
12 September 2005

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Feature Sets

The church consists of chancel, nave with S aisle and S porch, and W tower. The original 13thc. church comprised W tower, and nave and chancel in one. the S aisle was added in the 15thc. and the S porch is 19thc. The church was restored by J. D. Sedding in 1868 and by J. P. St Aubyn in 1878 (Pevsner 1989, 707; Historic England listing: 1333042) . The font is the only feature that could be 12thc.


There is no record for St Giles on the Heath in the Domesday Survey.





F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 242.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 707–8.