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HER Number:MDV10153
Name:St John the Baptist, Broadclyst


The parish church has a fine 16th century west tower which is said to have served as a model for that in Cullompton.


Grid Reference:SX 981 972
Map Sheet:SX99NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADCLYST

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 4848
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NE/8
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV1416.

The church once possessed a painted rood screen and stalls (hughes). Illustrations by swete (dro).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326732.

Parish church. Mainly 15th century but retaining some important 14th century work, substantially restored in 1833-4 by wills and again in 1882 by e. Ashworth. Features included are as follows: west tower of ashlar volcanic trap and beer stone dressing, buttresses, west door with square headed hood mould with various decorations perpendicular architecture, hearaldic panelling etc with notable monuments inside the church. See doe list for full details (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

The parish church of st john the baptist. It has a fine 16th century west tower of the somerset type, which is said to have served as a model for cullompton. The body of the church was probably rebuilt in time of bishop stafford (1395-1419) as the stafford knot appears on one of the capitals (hoskins).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129097.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1964)351-352.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129098.

Hughes, t. C. /dcnq/5 part 1(1908-1909)216/broadclyst church.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129099.

Dro=564m/11/165(illustrations by swete).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129100.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV129101.

Aph=dap/hb 4-6(11/12/1986).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129102.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129103.

Des=fletcher, m. J. /st john the baptist, broadclyst: an archaeological watching brief of excavations within the church/(2000)/in smr.

Fisher, J., 1999, East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Broadclyst, 3, 6 (Report - non-specific). SDV346253.

The history of Broadclyst is reflected in the several monuments in St John the Baptist's Church. It has a fine 16th century tower of the Somerset type, and is said to have served as a model for Cullompton. The body of the church dates from the time of Bishop Stafford (1319-1419). A fine sedilla covers an effigy of a knight in armour and there are good Renaissance monuments. Other details: Map, photographs.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV129097Migrated Record:
SDV129098Migrated Record:
SDV129099Migrated Record:
SDV129100Migrated Record:
SDV129101Aerial Photograph:
SDV129102Migrated Record:
SDV129103Migrated Record:
SDV1416Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown.
SDV326732Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #61467 ]
SDV346253Report - non-specific: Fisher, J.. 1999. East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Broadclyst. East Devon District Council. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3, 6.

Associated Monuments

MDV104334Parent of: War Memorial in St. John's Church, Broadclyst (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2021 12:24PM