St Petrox

St Petrox church at the mouth of the river is the oldest of the three parish churches, the earliest reference being in 1192 when it is thought to have been referred to in a deed as the 'monastery of St Peter'.

About this church

Believed to have provided a light at the harbour entrance, as well as being for the use of residents in South Town (between Bayards Cove and the harbour mouth) this area was at one time part of the neighbouring parish of Stoke Fleming.

It may well be said that the builders 'builded better than they knew' for whilst they sought to provide for the every-day needs of their parish by an adequate church and cemetery, they have bequeathed to thousands a powerful impression of the serenity and strength of the Christian Church, founded upon a rock, which neither wind nor wave shall destroy.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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