Ayshford Church

Wonderful salmon pink limewash and the striking Art Deco type glass.

About this church

Ayshford is a Grade I listed 15th century former private chapel. It is a small free standing Perpendicular building with diagonal buttresses and a rebuilt bellcote. The interior has been restored to a wonderful salmon pink limewash and the striking Art Deco type glass of 1848 was also repaired.

The interior boasts a medieval cusped screen with traces of red, green and blue paint and floor, chest and wall monuments to the Ayshford family including Henry Ayshford (died 1666 aged one year). The wagon roof is particularly noted for its carved 15th century bosses.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Wildlife haven

Visitors information

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

Other nearby churches

St Mary

The chequered tower of St Mary's is striking and unlike any other in Devon.


St Andrew

A church has stood here since Saxon times and the present St Andrew's has had many owners.

St Peter

There was probably a church on this hilltop overlooking the River Exe in late Saxon times, but the first stone church was erected shortly after the Norman Conquest and consecrated in 1073.
Very little remains of the Norman building. The church today is almost entirely a 15th century rebuilding, with tall Perpendicular windows making it spacious and light. The tower and chancel are 15th century, while the south aisle and Greenway Chapel are 16th century.

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