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Delightful Devon

Discover the wonder of Devon's sacred heritage.

In all corners of Devon, not only will you find quaint villages and exquisite cream teas, you’ll also find tremendous examples of history. With ancient abbeys and historic churches to explore, enjoy a great day out discovering local heritage and humble beginnings in Devon.

Be warmly welcomed and discover local heritage and craftsmanship in churches, chapels and meeting houses of all ages and architectural styles. Here are just a few to wet your whistle.

Every church has a story to tell.

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Search our map for beautiful churches to visit and wonderful stories to discover across the county.

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Delightful Devon

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St James, Swimbridge

The church is best known for its uncommonly lavish furnishings, it is a treasure house of gothic and renaissance carvings and memorials.

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St Andrew, Cullompton

The truly exceptional feature is the ‘Golgotha’; a rood screen base carved with skulls, rocks and crossbones, at least 500 years old and possibly the only one in the world.

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St Petrock, Parracombe

St Petrock is of medieval origin, but the interior is a Georgian delight; a time capsule of 18th century decoration and furnishings that have remained unchanged.

Devon Historic Churches Trust

The Devon Historic Churches Trust is dedicated to funding repairs and maintenance to places of Christian worship throughout Devon. This list has been compiled by John Mills, Honorary Secretary.

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