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HER Number:MDV15179
Name:St. Peter's Church, Parish Marland


Some 15th century fabric survives in tower but mainly rebuilt in 1868.


Grid Reference:SS 478 134
Map Sheet:SS41SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPeters Marland
Ecclesiastical ParishPETERS MARLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5336
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41SE/14
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 91003

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NMR, SS41SE11 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV342.

Cresswell, B. F., The Deanery of Torrington (Un-published). SDV343643.

Pevsner, N., 1952, The Buildings of England: North Devon, 134 (Monograph). SDV336196.

West tower has partial buttresses and pinnacles. Church plate described.

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 451 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Rebuilt 1865.

Department of Environment, 1988, Petersmarland, 20 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV331790.

Some 15th century fabric survives in tower but mainly rebuilt in 1868. Stone rubble walls with granite quoins, to tower. Gable-ended slate roof.
Plan: nave, north and south aisles and south porch were built in 1865 - the west tower dates to the 15th century but appears also to have been partially rebuilt. Exterior: 3 stage battlemented tower with obelisk finials.2 probably 19th century buttresses extend up to the 2nd stage of the west wall.2-light trefoiled belfry openings. Nineteenth century 3-light west window with intersecting tracery. Fifteenth century granite west doorway with roll and hollow moulding. The north aisle has 2 deorated style 3 and 4-light windows and a single trefoiled light at the west end. Lean-to vestry in angle between aisle and chancel.3-light east window of decorated style and a similar 2-light window on the south side of the chancel. The south aisle has an intersecting tracery window at its east end. Otherwise they are of the decorated style. South porch has steeply pitched roof and 4-centred stone arch doorway.
Interior: re-used granite south doorway with tudor arch, roll and hollow moulding and ball stops.3 bay arcades of slender columns with small capitals and deep hoodmould over each arch. Modern square font of free-stone. Tiled floors. Pulpit and choir stalls of simple carved woodwork. Other details: LBS no 91003.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 627 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 451.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 627.
SDV331790List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Petersmarland. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 20.
SDV336196Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1952. The Buildings of England: North Devon. The Buildings of England: North Devon. Paperback Volume. 134.
SDV342National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SS41SE11. NMR Index. Digital.
SDV343643Un-published: Cresswell, B. F.. The Deanery of Torrington. Church Notes. Manuscript.

Associated Monuments

MDV43932Related to: Peters Marland Church Plate (Find Spot)
MDV35646Related to: Peters Marland Churchyard, Ayre Headstone (Building)
MDV35647Related to: Peters Marland Churchyard, Balkwill Head- and Footstone (Building)
MDV35648Related to: Peters Marland Churchyard, Hawking Headstone (Monument)
MDV35649Related to: Peters Marland, Lychgate (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2017 12:54PM