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St John the Baptist, Bradworthy, Devon

(50°54′4″N, 4°23′0″W)
SS 325 140
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Devon
now Devon
medieval Exeter
now Exeter
  • Hazel Gardiner
9 June 2001

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Feature Sets

A cruciform, aisleless 13thc. church with a shallow N transept, W tower of c.1500 and N and S porches. A vestry abuts the N wall of the chancel. The chancel was extended c.1400. The church was restored in 1883-4 and the tower was restored in 1897, The font is the only 12thc. feature.


At the time of DS the manor was held by Ralph of Pomeroy. Ralph sold it in 1198 to Lord Brewer who later granted it to Torre Abbey. Before the Conquest the manor was held by Tovi.




The Historic England list (formerly English Heritage Sites and Monuments Record) notes that the church was restored after being struck by lightning c. 1400 and again in the 18thc. after being gutted by fire.


C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Phillimore: Chichester, 1985, I, 34, 6.

F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London 1899, 61.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 1952, revised 1989, 202-203.

C. T. Collacot, Bradworthy Parish Church: Brief Historical Notes. (n.d.)