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Church of St Petroc

Hob Uid: 34702
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Parracombe
Grid Ref : SS6747344947
Summary : A former parish church, replaced by Christ Church in 1878. It dates from the 12th century with 15th century additions. It had modern structural improvements made to it between 1969 and 1982.
More information : [SS 67474495] St Peter's Church [TU] (1).

St. Peter's Church (Mortuary Chapel) was formerly called
St. Helen's Church (2-3).

Formerly the parish church, until it was superceded by Christ Church nearer the village centre in 1878 (4). St Petrock's had become structurally unsound and was in danger of collapse (5). "The exceptional charm of the interior of the church is that it has never been restored. It is still much as it was two hundred years ago.." (4). Full references, historical and architectural, are given in the Devon SMR (6): The first church on the site was allegedly built about AD 525.

The font is probably Norman, and has a circular bowl set on 4 semi-circular half-shafts. It was originally at Martinhoe Church and brought here in 1908. (4)

Of the present structure the earliest part is the tower which dates from the late 12th century. Most of the building dates from the 15th century. St Petrock's Church is now in the care of the Redundent Churches Fund and is used only occasionally for services. Structural work to the building was undertaken in 1969, 1971 and 1982 (7). (4-7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1905
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Source : Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Object Name Book reference
Source details : Rev. ONB 1905 19
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Source Number : 2a
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : J.F.Chanter, rector
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MHB 22-AUG-72
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Source Number : 4
Source : Devon
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Bulmer-Thomas I 1987 "Guide to St Petrock's Parracombe, Devon"
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon SMR: SS 64 SE 12
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Wilson-North WR 4-OCT-93, RCHME Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Norman. Moved here 1908
Monument End Date : 1170
Monument Start Date : 1067
Monument Type : Font
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Originating in C12
Monument End Date : 1199
Monument Start Date : 1100
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C15 additions
Monument End Date : 1499
Monument Start Date : 1400
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Ceased to be parish church
Monument End Date : 1878
Monument Start Date : 1878
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Structural improvements
Monument End Date : 1982
Monument Start Date : 1969
Monument Type : Mortuary Chapel
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SS64SE12
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 51522
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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 97100
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External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1325740
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 64 SE 11
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 64 SE 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-08-22
End Date : 1972-08-22
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31