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HER Number:MDV8388
Name:Ashprington, St David's


St david's parish church. Mainly a 15th century building with an earlier west tower. Restored 1845 and 1880's (hoskins).


Grid Reference:SX 818 571
Map Sheet:SX85NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshprington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishASHPRINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5152
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85NW/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (B): 100927

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (XII to XIX - 1101 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV158321.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1954)322.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV158322.

Pevsner, n. /buildings of england: south devon/(1952)40.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV158323.

Masson phillips, e. N.(ed) + worth, r. H. /tda/111(1979)169/church geology.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV158324.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV158325.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV158326.

Chanter, j. F. /tda/42(1910)490/christianity in devon before ad 909.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV158327.

Ravenhill, w. L. D. /tda/86(1954)67 fig 2/settlement in devon in the dark ages.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV158328.

Watkin, h. R. /dcnq/11,pt.1(1920-1921)281,282/asprington place name.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV158329.

Aph=dap/ck 11(17/7/1984).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV158330.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV158331.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177625.

Tall very slim 4-stage west tower. South aisle has big red sandstone battlements: these also on porch and north side. Ceiled wagon roof in nave and chancel (pevsner).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326445.

Parish church of st. David. Mainly c15 but the tower is probably rather earlier. Main roof of local wagon type. Some portions of rood screen remain with figure painting on the wainscott. Fine c12 red sandstone font. Some c17 and c18 mural monuments (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

St david's parish church. Mainly a 15th century building with an earlier west tower. Restored 1845 and 1880's (hoskins).

Ravenhill, W. L. D., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV33647.

An example of a church sited at the head of a valley, believed to be an indication of its original celtic foundation (ravenhill).

WATKIN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54436.

Author explains possible derivation of the dedication to st. David (watkin).

Masson Phillips, E. N., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5785.

Permian red sandstone from roundham, paignton used in this building (masson phillips).

Woodcock, A., 2009, Honeysuckle and Red Sandstone: Some Characteristics of Romanesque Stonecarving in South Devon, 77-92 (Article in Serial). SDV361655.

Mid to late 12th century stone carving in Ashprington, Blackawton, Buckfastleigh, Cornworthy, Dartmouth (St Petrox), Denbury, Paignton, South Brent, Thurlestone, Ugborough and Wolborough.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV158321Migrated Record:
SDV158322Migrated Record:
SDV158323Migrated Record:
SDV158324Migrated Record:
SDV158325Migrated Record:
SDV158326Migrated Record:
SDV158327Migrated Record:
SDV158328Migrated Record:
SDV158329Aerial Photograph:
SDV158330Migrated Record:
SDV158331Migrated Record:
SDV177625Migrated Record:
SDV326445Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV33647Migrated Record: Ravenhill, W. L. D..
SDV361655Article in Serial: Woodcock, A.. 2009. Honeysuckle and Red Sandstone: Some Characteristics of Romanesque Stonecarving in South Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 141. Paperback Volume. 77-92.
SDV54436Migrated Record: WATKIN.
SDV5785Migrated Record: Masson Phillips, E. N..

Associated Monuments

MDV15637Related to: CHAPEL in the Parish of Ashprington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 2 2018 8:36AM