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HER Number:MDV10
Name:Bridgerule East, St Bridget's Parish Church

Summary

Parish Church with a fine late medieval tower, 13C chancel and 14C-15C alterations. The church was restored in 1723, and the bell-frame replaced in 2006-2006.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 281 031
Map Sheet:SS20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridgerule
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDGERULE EAST

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5058
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS20SE/500
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (Post Roman to Late Medieval - 410 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

NMR, SS20SE42 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV323989.


Birch, W de G., 1893, Untitled Source, 536-8 (Monograph). SDV6899.


Bligh Bond, F., 1903, Devonshire Screens and Rood Lofts. Part II, 446 (Article in Serial). SDV6113.


Chanter, J. F., 1910, Christianity in Devon before AD 909, 490 (Article in Serial). SDV870.


Clarke, K. M., 1913, The Baptismal Fonts of Devon. Part 1, 319-20 (Article in Serial). SDV21185.


Morris, G. T. W, 1924 - 1925, Epitaph at Bridgerule, 299-300 (Article in Serial). SDV6888.

Memorial slab of slate in south wall to an unknown wife, bearing escutcheon said to be seen also in Tackbere Manor House.


Glubb, A. de C., 1924 - 1925, Epitaph at Bridgerule, 356-7 (Article in Serial). SDV18167.

Coats of arms of husband and wife, of the families of Mill and Gilbert of Tackbeer. The Manor pew once stood where the slab now is.


Glubb, A. de C., 1926 - 1927, Tackbeare Manor, 25 (Article in Serial). SDV18166.

The church of Bridgerule was appropriated to the prior of the Convent of Launceston previous to 1300.


Reichel, O. J., 1939, The Church and the Hundreds in Devon, 341 (Article in Serial). SDV15424.

There may have been a Saxon church at Bridgerule in the 10th century (citing Birch).


Pevsner, N., 1952, The Buildings of England: North Devon, 61-2 (Monograph). SDV336196.


Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 349 (Monograph). SDV17562.


Crowley, J., 1957, Sundials in North Devon, 179,185 (Article in Serial). SDV273904.


Department of Environment, 1989, Bridgerule, 14 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV6891.

13C chancel & north transept were enlarged in mid 14C, south transept enlarged as south aisle with porch 1400-50, tower c1450. Church restored 1723 when west gable end of south aisle rebuilt. Vestry added 1878 when slate floors laid & minor restoration undertaken. Interior refitted out 1889-1913. Chancel re-roofed 1897, north transept roof 1905. For full details see DoE list.


Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 212 (Monograph). SDV325629.


Allan, J. P., 2005, Archaeological observations upon the removal of the bell frame of Bridgerule church tower (Report - Survey). SDV323990.

During the winter of 2005/2006 the cast iron bell-frame in the tower of St Bridget's parish church in Bridgerule was replaced. Bridgerule has a fine late medieval tower & was originally of four storeys. The bell-frame was marked 'Gillett & Johnson, Croydon' & was contemporary with the eight bells of 1926-8.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1939. The Church and the Hundreds in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A5 Paperback. 341.
  • Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 349.
  • Article in Serial: Glubb, A. de C.. 1926 - 1927. Tackbeare Manor. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 14. Unknown. 25.
  • Article in Serial: Glubb, A. de C.. 1924 - 1925. Epitaph at Bridgerule. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 13. Unknown. 356-7.
  • Article in Serial: Clarke, K. M.. 1913. The Baptismal Fonts of Devon. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 45. A5 Hardback. 319-20.
  • Article in Serial: Crowley, J.. 1957. Sundials in North Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 179,185.
  • National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SS20SE42. SS20SE. Unknown.
  • Report - Survey: Allan, J. P.. 2005. Archaeological observations upon the removal of the bell frame of Bridgerule church tower. Exeter Archaeology Report. 05.55. A4 Stapled + Digital.
  • Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 212.
  • Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1952. The Buildings of England: North Devon. The Buildings of England: North Devon. Paperback Volume. 61-2.
  • Article in Serial: Bligh Bond, F.. 1903. Devonshire Screens and Rood Lofts. Part II. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 35. Digital. 446.
  • Article in Serial: Morris, G. T. W. 1924 - 1925. Epitaph at Bridgerule. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 13. Unknown. 299-300.
  • List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1989. Bridgerule. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 14.
  • Monograph: Birch, W de G.. 1893. Cartularium Saxonicum Vol 3. 3. 536-8.
  • Article in Serial: Chanter, J. F.. 1910. Christianity in Devon before AD 909. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 42. A5 Hardback. 490.

Associated Monuments

MDV11Parent of: St Bridget's Parish Church, Font (Monument)
MDV8Parent of: St Bridget's Parish Church, Rood Screen (Monument)
MDV9Parent of: St Bridget's Parish Church, Sundial (Monument)
MDV7Related to: Bridgerule Church House (Building)
MDV7121Related to: St Bridget's Parish Church, Stocks (Monument)
MDV7122Related to: Tackbear Manor House, Bridgerule (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2974 - Archaeological observations upon the removal of the bell frame of Bridgerule church tower

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2017 12:23PM