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HER Number:MDV7557
Name:St Andrews Church, Harberton


A 14th and 15th century building, restored in 1861 and 1871-1872.


Grid Reference:SX 778 586
Map Sheet:SX75NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHarberton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARBERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5165
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75NE/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I): 101313

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (Built, XIV to XIX - 1301 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R. E., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139351.

Large c14/c15 church. High quality, reflecting the high status of the village in the middle ages. It has a fully developed plan, of nave, aisles and chancel. The past richness of the parish is shown in the fine beer limestone used in the nave arcades, with capitals intricately carved with entwined foliage and the carved and painted oak rood screen. The porch too displays high quality craftsmanship with its rib vaulted ceiling of beerstone, studded with floral bosses abd flanked with rib terminals of angels and portrait heads of edward i and eleanor of aquitaine (waterhouse).

DOE, 1960, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160920.

Parish church. Fine c15 fabric with lofty tower of local type. Good two storeyed porch with stone vaulting. Main roof of plastered rubble stacks, three of which wagon type with carved bosses. Notable vaulted rood screen across nave and aisles. Font c12. Elaborately carved stone pulpit c15. Carved and coloured stuart royal arms. Two good c17 mural monuments (doe, 1960).

DOE, 1991, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160921.

Parish church. C14 chancel, circa 1436 nave and north and south aisles, and later c15 or early c16 west tower and south porch, restored in 1861 and 1871-2 and again in 1885 to 1886. Local slate rubble with red sandstone dressings, beerstone window and doorway to porch and beerstone windows, many replaced in c19 with bathstone. Slate roofs, the roof over the chancel has a steeper pitch. See doe list for full details (doe, 1991).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160924.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1964)403.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160925.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160926.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160927.

Thompson, a. H. /arch. J. /70(1913)464,471/church architecture in devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160928.

Whitely, h. M. /tda/42(1910)452/visitations of devonshire churches.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160929.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160930.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160931.

Doe/hhr:harberton(-/-/1991)/provisional list.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160932.

Des=waterhouse, r. E. /the church houses of south devon - an archaeological survey/(-/5/1991)23/copy in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160933.

Slater, t. R. /tda/123(1991)68/controlling the south hams:the anglos-saxon burh at halwell.

Whitley, H. M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV23372.

Episcopal visitation in june 1301. Chancel had been newly built (whitley).

Wilkin, W. H., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV31915.

Contains example of royal arms of anne, 1707 (wilkin).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

Parish church of st. Andrew. A 14th and 15th century building, restored in 1861 and 1871-1872 (hoskins).

SLATER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42392.

It's fore runner was probably the principal church for the harwell area by 11c (slater).

Fairweather, C., 2012, Luscombe Cross (Un-published). SDV363407.

In the north aisle of the church is an alabaster figure of a child in a nighshirt holding a lily, a memorial to Robert Godefroy Harvey who died in 1895 at the age of 10. The same figure, but in white marble, lies on his tomb in the family vault in the churchyard.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV139351Migrated Record: Waterhouse, R. E..
SDV160920Migrated Record: DOE, 1960.
SDV160921Migrated Record: DOE, 1991.
SDV160924Migrated Record:
SDV160925Migrated Record:
SDV160926Migrated Record:
SDV160927Migrated Record:
SDV160928Migrated Record:
SDV160929Migrated Record:
SDV160930Migrated Record:
SDV160931Migrated Record:
SDV160932Migrated Record:
SDV160933Migrated Record:
SDV23372Migrated Record: Whitley, H. M..
SDV31915Migrated Record: Wilkin, W. H..
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV363407Un-published: Fairweather, C.. 2012. Luscombe Cross. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV42392Migrated Record: SLATER.

Associated Monuments

MDV106813Parent of: Harberton World War I Memorial Tablet, St Andrew's Church (Monument)
MDV106814Parent of: Harberton World War II Memorial Tablet, St. Andrew's Church (Monument)
MDV7565Related to: Churchyard Cross, St Andrew's Church (Building)
MDV92405Related to: Harvey Family Mausoleum, St Andrew's Churchyard, Harberton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 18 2019 2:25PM