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HER Number:MDV7229
Name:West Alvington, All Saints


Parish church, 13th century origins remodelled in the 15th century, and restored in 1866-7.


Grid Reference:SX 723 438
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWest Alvington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST ALVINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5179
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/7
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I): 100899

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (XIII to XIX - 1201 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

REICHEL, 1913, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142148.

A church probably existed at west alvington before ad 909 (reichel,1913).

DOE 1960, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142151.

Mainly late medieval but east end of chancel is partly c13. Good tower of west devon with large octagonal pinnacles. Main roof of wagon type much restored. Arcades of beerstone. Porch two-storeyed. Fine restored rood screen with remains of original colour. Nice modern pulpit of local type. Good mural monument to william bastard, 1703. Early c16 canopied tomb in purbeck marble on north of chancel (doe 1960).

DOE 1990, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142152.

C13 origins remodelled in c15 restored in 1866-7. Lengthy description in doe listing (doe 1990).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142153.

Bond, f. B. /tda/35(1903)438/devonshire screens and rood lofts.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142154.

Thompson, a. H. /arch. J. /70(1913)472,477,492/church architecture in devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142155.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/45(1913)170-171,182,186,196/the hundred of stanborough or dippeforda in the time of 'testa de nevil' ad 1243.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142156.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/71(1939)337/the church and the hundreds in devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142157.

Phillips, e. M. /dcnq/21(1940-1941)130/porch fireplaces in devon churches.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142158.

Whittemore, p. J. /dcnq/34(1978-1981)57-61/the lost monumental brasses of devonshire.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142159.

Doe/hhr:west alvington/(-/-/1960).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142160.

Doe/hhr:west alvington(19/2/1990)126.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142161.

Des=dean milles parochial history/questionnaire/(1747-62)/summary(m. Dodd, 2003)/in smr.

Phillips, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV29141.

The early foundation is explained by the fact that the bishopric of devon was created in 909 and it is said that had the church been founded after this date it would have been in the patronage of the bishop or chapter of devon in 1086, not old sarum (reichel,1939). Fireplace in south porch, on east side (phillips).

Whittemore, P. J., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5013.

Lost monumental brasses discussed from voids in the tombstones in which they were set (whittemore).

BOND, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54972.

All saints parish church. The 15th century nave portion has been removed but sections of the rood screen still remain (bond).

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV142148Migrated Record: REICHEL, 1913.
SDV142151Migrated Record: DOE 1960.
SDV142152Migrated Record: DOE 1990.
SDV142153Migrated Record:
SDV142154Migrated Record:
SDV142155Migrated Record:
SDV142156Migrated Record:
SDV142157Migrated Record:
SDV142158Migrated Record:
SDV142159Migrated Record:
SDV142160Migrated Record:
SDV142161Migrated Record:
SDV29141Migrated Record: Phillips.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99859 ]
SDV5013Migrated Record: Whittemore, P. J..
SDV54972Migrated Record: BOND.

Associated Monuments

MDV104725Parent of: World War I Memorials in All Saints' Church (Monument)
MDV91135Parent of: World War II Memorial Tablet, All Saint's Church (Monument)
MDV9995Related to: Exminster, St Martin's (Building)
MDV91139Related to: Row of Seven Headstones to east of All Saints Church (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 8 2017 10:16AM