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HER Number:MDV2744
Name:Ashwater, St. Peter's Church


Mostly 14th and 15th century with 19th century restoration.


Grid Reference:SX 386 952
Map Sheet:SX39NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshwater
Ecclesiastical ParishASHWATER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5053
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39NE/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (Early Medieval to XVII - 1066 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

NMR, SX39NE11 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV9370.

Pevsner, N., 1952, The Buildings of England: North Devon, 42-43 (Monograph). SDV336196.

Parish church. St. Peter. The plan of the church is described, the most significant feature being the piers between the nave and the south aisle which have been rebuilt in medieval times. The arches are of granite. The original wagon-roofs survive. Bench ends much restored. Royal arms, 1638, on south wall. Plate 17th century. Monument, probably 15th century, to Thomas Carminow, quite significant for this part of Devon.

Department of Environment, 1986, Ashwater, 14-15 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV19536.

Parish church. It has a 12th century font, north transept 14th century or earlier, south arcade 14th century and 15th century, tower late 15th century, substantial restoration of the 1880's. Roughly squared stone rubble with granite and freestone dressings, slate roofs. See DoE list for full details.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 138 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV19536List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Ashwater. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 14-15.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 138.
SDV336196Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1952. The Buildings of England: North Devon. The Buildings of England: North Devon. Paperback Volume. 42-43.
SDV9370National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SX39NE11.

Associated Monuments

MDV2745Parent of: Ashwater Font (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2017 12:15PM