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HER Number:MDV1086
Name:Sampford Courtenay, St Andrew's


Parish church, 15th and early 16th century, restored in 1899.


Grid Reference:SS 632 012
Map Sheet:SS60SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSampford Courtenay
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD COURTENAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5147
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60SW/14
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I): 93055

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (XV to XIX - 1401 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

H.W.H., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228745.

Church of st. Andrew. Chancel, nave, n and s aisles, s porch and w tower, all of granite except the pillars of the four w bays of the s aisle which are of stone from the polyphant quarry in lewannick. Present building on older foundations in early 15th. Century. Tower late 15th. Century. Chancel level is 300mm below the nave, and the chancel pillars have a double capital to allow unequal weight to be carried by one shaft. Nave and aisle roofs are good waggon roofs of the 15th. Century. Some well-carved bosses, a wheel of three one-eared rabbits, a sow and litter (both designs appear in exeter cathedral), a dragon eating a vine, a face in foliage, and the heads of a 15th. Century lord and lady said to be courtneys. Rood loft doorway and stairway survive.15th. Century screen removed in 1831, with surviving parts being combined in a new screen fabricated by hems of exeter in 1901. A little 15th. Century glass, with the virgin in glory, seraphim and a plough. The nave s wall has a piscins and drain suggesting a chapel. Late norman font, of 12th. Century barrel type. Jacobean walnut pulpit and ballister-type altar rails.18th. Century w gallery removed in 1900. Some 15th. Century bench ends; others carved at exbourne rectory by mrs. Oldham, circa 1900. Memorials to former rectors: roger gostwyck, 1655; john heath, 1772; and edward theed, 1892; also to members of the tickell family and others. Registers begin 1558. Parish chest, date unknown, made from a single oak.1553 inventory records four bells in the tower, but present peal of six recast from old metal by penningtons, 1770. Elizabethan-exeter chalice type.(fulford williams). Reference to 18th century musical instrument formerly used here (h. W. H. ).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228747.

Fulford williams, h. /tda/89(1957)232/sampford courtenay and honeychurch.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228748.

Thompson, a. H. /arch. J. /70(1913)480.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228749.

H. W. H. /dcnq/13(1924-1925)270-271,plate,307/ancient musical instrument.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228750.

Doe/hhr:sampford courtenay/(8/10/1987)103-104.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228751.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228752.

Cherry, b. + pevsner, n. /buildings of england:devon/(1989)714-5.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV325838.

Church of st. Andrew. C15 and early c16 restored in 1899. Granite ashlar walls to tower, south aisle and porch. North aisle and chancel are of stone rubble. Gable ended slate roof. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, west tower and south porch. The difference in stonework externally suggests two different building dates, as does the differing form of the two arcades and probably the nave, chancel and north aisle predate the south aisle. See doe list for full details (doe).

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV228745Migrated Record: H.W.H..
SDV228747Migrated Record:
SDV228748Migrated Record:
SDV228749Migrated Record:
SDV228750Migrated Record:
SDV228751Migrated Record:
SDV228752Migrated Record:
SDV325838Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #67953 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV94709Parent of: Sampford Courtenay World War I Memorial Board, St Andrew's Church (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2017 2:54PM