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HER Number:MDV15220
Name:St Peter's, Dalwood


Dalwood parish church, dedicated to st. Peter.15th century building restored in 1881 (hoskins).


Grid Reference:ST 247 005
Map Sheet:ST20SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDalwood
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDALWOOD
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOCKLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 4955
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20SW/23
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

CHAPPLE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132141.

Medieval bell noted. Diameter and inscription given (chapple).

WILKIN, 1934-1935, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132725.

Contains example of 19th century royal arms (wilkin, 1934-1935).

WILKIN, 1936-1937, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132726.

In 1864, there had been two medieval bells among the church's five. One had to be recast in 1887, so only one medieval bell remains. A sixth bell was presented in 1890 (wilkin, 1936-1937).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132729.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1954)381.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132730.

Pevsner, n. /the buildings of england: south devon/(1952)99.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132731.

Chapple, w. E. P.(ed)/tda/55(1923)114/1st report of the medieval bell committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132732.

Wilkin, w. H. /dcnq/18(1934-1935)59/the royal arms in churches.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132733.

Wilkin, w. H. /dcnq/19(1936-1937)258-259/the bells of dalwood.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132734.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon(19/10/1984)88.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177625.

Some stained glass and an elizabethan chalice noted (pevsner).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV327119.

Entirely c15 restored in 1881. Stone rubble with freestone dressings. Slate roofs. Comprising nave, chancel, north aisle, chancel chapel, and west tower and south porch (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

Dalwood parish church, dedicated to st. Peter.15th century building restored in 1881 (hoskins).

Chapman, G. M., 1978, The History of Dalwood, 6-7 (Monograph). SDV351909.

Chapman, G. M., 1983, Dalwood, A Short History of an East Devon Village, 24-29 (Monograph). SDV351908.

Dalwood church was, for many centuries a chapelry of the church at stockland. Possibly of celtic foundation, could originally have been st. Petroc's which is the celtic form of peter. Largely perpendicular in style. Traces of earlier work. Built of local stone and beer stone. Work carried out at the restoration of the church included the removal of the wooden gallery, the moving of the vestry and opening out of the tower arch. In 1890 the belfry was renovated and the bells re-hung. Later the tower was strengthened. The old bells are undated but bear inscriptions characteristic of the 14th century. The other bells are dated 1647, 1780 and 1811. A few fragments of medieval glass are preserved in the east window, and the window in the the vestry. The royal arms that hang above the tower arch could be those of george iii. In the churchyard is the grave of a son of a prime minister of portugal with an inscription.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Parish church. Entirely C15 restored in 1881. Stone rubble wth freestone dressings. Slate roofs. Comprising nave, chancel, north aisle, chancel chapel and west tower and south porch. Nave has three light flat headed windows. Chancel with three light perpendicular east window, two light flat headed south windows, and moulded two centred arch south doorway. North aisle has three light perpendicular east and west windows and three light flat headed north windows. C15 west tower with diagonal buttresses, battlements, two light flat headed bell openings and three light perpendicular west window over moulded two centred arch doorway. Polygonal stair turret on south side with battlements and gargoyles. Interior: Three bay north arcade with four centred arches, squat piers with vestigial capital and foliage and shields. Four centred arch from chancel to chancel chapel with similar capitals. Victorian chancel arch. Nave and chancel roofs Victorian. Waggon roof to north aisle possibly C15. Rebuilt early C17 semi-octagonal pulpit. Later C19 furnishings generally. Octagonal font. Royal Arms of George III. Fragments of medieval glass in east and north-east windows.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV132141Migrated Record: CHAPPLE.
SDV132725Migrated Record: WILKIN, 1934-1935.
SDV132726Migrated Record: WILKIN, 1936-1937.
SDV132729Migrated Record:
SDV132730Migrated Record:
SDV132731Migrated Record:
SDV132732Migrated Record:
SDV132733Migrated Record:
SDV132734Migrated Record:
SDV177625Migrated Record:
SDV327119Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81506 ]
SDV351908Monograph: Chapman, G. M.. 1983. Dalwood, A Short History of an East Devon Village. Dalwood, A Short History of an East Devon Village. A5 Paperback. 24-29.
SDV351909Monograph: Chapman, G. M.. 1978. The History of Dalwood. The History of Dalwood. Paperback Volume. 6-7.

Associated Monuments

MDV105180Parent of: War Memorial, part of interior of St Peter's Church, Dalwood (Monument)
MDV105183Related to: World War I Memorial, St Peter's Churchyard, Dalwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 24 2017 11:53AM