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HER Number:MDV10228
Name:All Saints' Parish Church, Kenton

Summary

Parish church of all saints. The parish church is built of red sandstone and is a fine example of the fully aisled devon plan. It is entirely of 15th century date and has a handsome west tower. The south porch is singularly beautiful, and internally the effect is one of great richness. The white beerstone arcades have capitals carved with foliage of the local type and with a variety of figure sculpture.(hoskins).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 957 833
Map Sheet:SX98SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKenton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishKENTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 4996
  • National Monuments Record: 448026
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98SE/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I): 85889
  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum Accession Number: 4/2007

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (Roman to Late Medieval - 43 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV1416.

Illustrations by swete.(dro).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177625.

Pevsner suggests a date of 1360-70 for the church, which is all of one date. The tower is 120 feet high.(pevsner).


CRESSWELL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV25789.

Included in a survey of the churches of the deanery of kenn (cresswell).


I.H.P., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302263.

The squint, at the end of the north aisle through the north wall of the chancel, with trefoil head, is described in arch j. , 1846 (i. H. P. ).


CHANTER, 1910, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302264.

Chanter cites kenton parish church as being dedicated to the celtic saint, st. Petrock (chanter, 1910).


CHANTER, 1890, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302265.

Chanter cites description by powell after his visit in 1811, manuscript in british museum (chanter, 1890).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302274.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1964)418.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302275.

Pevsner, n. /buildings of england: s. Devon/(1952)188.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302276.

I. H. P. /arch j. /3(1846)305,illus.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302277.

Cornelius, c. F. /tda/78(1946)123-152/parish churches within ten miles of newton abbot.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302278.

Cornelius, c. F. /tda/79(1947)81-89/church fittings.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302279.

Thompson, a. H. /arch j. /70(1913)468,472,475,478,483,486,489,490/church architecture in devon.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302280.

Chanter, j. F. /tda/42(1910)491/christianity in devon before ad 909.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302281.

Chanter, j. R/tda/22(1890)61-65/2nd report on devon records.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302282.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/71(1939)339/the church and the hundreds in devon.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302283.

Cresswell, b. F. /dcnq/7 pt.2(1912-1913)111-112/notes on the churches of the deanery of kenn, devon.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302284.

Reichel, o. J. /dcnq/7 pt.1(1912-1913)127/churches in the deanery of kenn.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302285.

Baring gould, s. /dcnq/1 pt.1(1900-1902)13/st. Petrock.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302286.

Dro=564m/11/65,69(illustrations by swete).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302287.

Doe/hhr:st. Thomas rural district/(-/9/1949)72.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302288.

Doe/hhr:kenton/(2/12/1988)142.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302289.

Des=blaylock,s. R.(exeter archaeology)/archaeological recording of the figure sculpture on the tower of the church of our lady, upton pyne/(september 2003)10/ea report 03.53.


REICHEL, 1939, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV318178.

The church is said to date back to a time before 909, its foundation had nothing to do with the organisation of the hundreds (reichel, 1939).


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326752.

Early perpendicular. Red sandstone. Fine south porch. Oak screen presented by bishop courtney in 1476, restored 1899. Interesting carved capitals, tombs, pulpit etc (doe).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

Parish church of all saints. The parish church is built of red sandstone and is a fine example of the fully aisled devon plan. It is entirely of 15th century date and has a handsome west tower. The south porch is singularly beautiful, and internally the effect is one of great richness. The white beerstone arcades have capitals carved with foliage of the local type and with a variety of figure sculpture.(hoskins).


REICHEL, IN DCNQ, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV44347.

Kenton and kingsteignton were probably the only churches in existence in 909 between the exe and the teign (reichel, in dcnq).


Blaylock, S. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV51846.

Evidence for eleven medieval stone sculptures survives at 'all saints' church in kenton (blaylock).


Allan, J. + Young, G., 2007, Excavation at Kenton Parish Church in 2006, 83-103 (Article in Serial). SDV344684.

Excavation within the west end of the church revealed evidence for an early aisleless nave to which a south aisle was added perhaps in the late 14th century. These were replaced by the present nave and aisles probably in the 15th century. The area contained many burials. The earliest are of unknown date and were probably in shrouds. The latest date to the 18th and early 19th centuries and were in coffins and brick-lined vaults. A medieval quarry pit was found under the south side of the nave. Its fill contained building debris and also some fragments of copper-alloy waste and four pieces of clay mould from the casting of a large copper alloy vessel, presemably a bell. The irregular form of the pit and lack of burning show that it was not part of a casting pit or furnace and its suggested that the loam from it may have been used to infill the space around the mould during casting. Thirty-five fragments of plain late medieval floor-tiles were also recovered from the excavation. The fact that they were all found in contexts dating to the 18th and 19th centuries suggests that the pavements from which they came were elsewhere in the church. See article for full details.


Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 332-3; Figure 7.19; KEN04 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

In All Saint's Church a memorial chapel was dedicated to the conflict (World War II) and a framed roll of honour erected, most likely inside the chapel, but currently found located on the shelf of the First World War Memorial Board


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


Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1416Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown.
SDV177625Migrated Record:
SDV25789Migrated Record: CRESSWELL.
SDV302263Migrated Record: I.H.P..
SDV302264Migrated Record: CHANTER, 1910.
SDV302265Migrated Record: CHANTER, 1890.
SDV302274Migrated Record:
SDV302275Migrated Record:
SDV302276Migrated Record:
SDV302277Migrated Record:
SDV302278Migrated Record:
SDV302279Migrated Record:
SDV302280Migrated Record:
SDV302281Migrated Record:
SDV302282Migrated Record:
SDV302283Migrated Record:
SDV302284Migrated Record:
SDV302285Migrated Record:
SDV302286Migrated Record:
SDV302287Migrated Record:
SDV302288Migrated Record:
SDV302289Migrated Record:
SDV318178Migrated Record: REICHEL, 1939.
SDV326752Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV344684Article in Serial: Allan, J. + Young, G.. 2007. Excavation at Kenton Parish Church in 2006. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 65. Paperback Volume. 83-103.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #61728 ]
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 332-3; Figure 7.19; KEN04.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV44347Migrated Record: REICHEL, IN DCNQ.
SDV51846Migrated Record: Blaylock, S. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV10229Parent of: COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT in the Parish of Kenton (Monument)
MDV10235Parent of: Fragment of Stone within Kenton Church (Monument)
MDV107161Parent of: Kenton Boer War Memorial Board (Monument)
MDV10233Parent of: PULPIT in the Parish of Kenton (Monument)
MDV10232Parent of: ROOD LOFT in the Parish of Kenton (Monument)
MDV68197Parent of: Sculptures on All Saints' Church, Kenton (Monument)
MDV10231Parent of: STOCKS in the Parish of Kenton (Monument)
MDV10234Parent of: SUNDIAL in the Parish of Kenton (Monument)
MDV104335Parent of: War Memorial and Roll of Honour in All Saints' Church (Monument)
MDV10230Related to: Cross on the Green, Kenton (Monument)
MDV104102Related to: Kenton War Memorial (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4750 - Excavation in All Saints Church, Kenton

Date Last Edited:Nov 24 2017 1:04PM