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St Alban, Beaworthy, Devon

(50°46′28″N, 4°11′2″W)
SX 461 995
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
medieval St Alban
now St Alban
  • Hazel Gardiner
13 September 2005

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Feature Sets

The church has chancel, aisleless nave and W tower. It seems to be mainly 13thc. - 14thc. but much is restored. The structure is mainly composed of redstone rubble with some reused ashlar blocks in the N wall of the chancel which may have been from an earlier building. Pevsner suggests that this is 12thc. Reset Romanesque sculpture is built into the S doorway. The church was restored in 1871 by Samuel Hooper (Pevsner, 160).


At the time of DS Beaworthy was held by William of Poilley, who was also tenant-in-chief. Before the Conquest it was held by Leofric.


Exterior Features



C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 21,4.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 1952, 2nd edition 1989, 161.