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HER Number:MDV8120
Name:Staverton, St Paul's


Parish church, mostly early 14th century with a plain battered west tower from 13th century.


Grid Reference:SX 793 639
Map Sheet:SX76SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStaverton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSTAVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5172
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SE/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I): 100629

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (VIII to XVIII - 701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

OR PAWL HEN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177297.

Chanter notes that the original dedication was probably to the celtic saint, st. Pol de leon (or pawl hen) (chanter).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177301.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1954)480.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177302.

Pevsner, n. /buildings of england: south devon/(1952)269.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177303.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177304.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177305.

Cornelius, c. F. /tda/83(1951)217-234/effigies and memorials.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177306.

Chanter, j. F. /42(1910)491/christianity in devon before ad 909.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177307.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/30(1898)307/the domesday churches of devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177308.

Tapley-soper, h. /dcnq/23(1947-1949)42-44/observations on "staverton on the dart".

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177309.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177310.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177311.

Cresswell, b. J. /note on devon churches,deanery of totnes/(nd)249-265.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177625.

Thin, early, west tower with much batter, low polygonal stair turret, no pinnacles, unmoulded tower arch. Nave and two aisles of s bays, octagonal piers with capitals decorated with fleurons. Moulded arches. The windows all renewed, but the star shape in the tracery of the chancel south window likely to be original i. E. C 1330-50. Two storeyed south porch. Pulpit, 18th century (pevsner).

Tapley-Soper, H., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV23447.

The church is undoubtedly on the site of a much earlier foundation which was itself on the site, probably, of an ancient burial ground. Some parts of the walling are built of marble. Some of te church fittings are noted (tapley-soper).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242.

It is thought that the bishops and canons of the 11th century cathedral church at exeter had a rural oratory in staverton at the time of the domesday survey (reichel).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326405.

Parish church. Circa early 14th century largely reconstructed, apart from the circa. West tower, in 15th century. Restored 18th century. Stone rubble partly rendered slate roofs. See doe list for full details (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

Parish church of st. Paul, staverton. Mostly early 14th century with a plain battered west tower from 13th century (hoskins).

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV177297Migrated Record: OR PAWL HEN.
SDV177301Migrated Record:
SDV177302Migrated Record:
SDV177303Migrated Record:
SDV177304Migrated Record:
SDV177305Migrated Record:
SDV177306Migrated Record:
SDV177307Migrated Record:
SDV177308Migrated Record:
SDV177309Migrated Record:
SDV177310Migrated Record:
SDV177311Migrated Record:
SDV177625Migrated Record:
SDV23447Migrated Record: Tapley-Soper, H..
SDV242Migrated Record:
SDV326405Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #107952 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8121Parent of: FINDSPOT in the Parish of Staverton (Find Spot)
MDV86699Parent of: World War I Memorial Plaque, St Paul's Church (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 8 2017 10:07AM