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HER Number:MDV15210
Name:St Margaret's Parish Church


St Margaret's Parish Church. Mostly 15th century with a Norman font.


Grid Reference:SS 922 188
Map Sheet:SS91NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStoodleigh
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOODLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5045
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91NW/19
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 96817

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (XII to XIX - 1101 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177625.

Unpinnacled west tower with diagonal buttresses at foot and stair-turret. Four-bay arcade between nave and south aisle. Original wagon-roof in aisle.19th century chancel and chancel aisle. Elizabethan and 17th century church plate (pevsner).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV327114.

Parish church of st. Margaret. Font probably c12; west tower, western bays of nave and aisle c15, church extended by one bay to the east, chancel rebuilt and whole church thoroughly restored 1872-1879 by henry woodyer. Medieval masonry rubble. C19 masonry snecked stone; red tiled roof. Woodyer extended the nave and aisle by one bay and entirely rebuilt the chancel and aisle south wall incorporating the medieval south doorway and some earlier masonry. Very complete woodyer fittings to chancel: stone and local marble reredos with symbols of the evangelists painted in gold; 1879 tiling; poppyhead choir stalls, the book rests on iron standards; communion rail with iron standards; low timber chancel screen with traceried panels. See doe listing for full details (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

Stoodleigh parish church, dedicated to st. Margaret. Mostly 15th century with a norman font (hoskins).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV55492.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1954)482.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV55493.

Pevsner, n. /the buildings of england: north devon/(1952)146.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV55494.

Doe/hhr: stoodleigh(7/12/1987)116.

Morris, B., 2010, St Margarets' Church, Stoodleigh, Devon, Bell Frame Recording (Report - Assessment). SDV346892.

The bell Frame at St Margaret's Church was recorded prior to its removal and replacement. Although the frame only dates from the later 19th century, an assessment undertaken by English Heritage had identified that it contained certain transitional elements worthy of record.

The bell frame is late 19th century in date and coeval with the installation of a new ring of six bells installed circa 1867. The oak frame is fairly simple, with unpegged joints supplemented by iron draw bolts. This frame has become unsafe due to the damage caused by water ingress impacting on its weak design.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV177625Migrated Record:
SDV327114Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV346892Report - Assessment: Morris, B.. 2010. St Margarets' Church, Stoodleigh, Devon, Bell Frame Recording. Southwest Archaeology. 101013. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81498 ]
SDV55492Migrated Record:
SDV55493Migrated Record:
SDV55494Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV89687Parent of: Stoodleigh War Memorial Board, St Margaret's Church (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2017 11:49AM