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HER Number:MDV9038
Name:Littlehempston, St John the Baptist


Parish church, 14th century. Largely rebuilt in 1439 when aisles, west tower and south porch were built.


Grid Reference:SX 812 626
Map Sheet:SX86SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLittlehempston
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishLITTLEHEMPSTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5167
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/7
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I): 100601

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (XIV to XV - 1301 AD to 1500 AD (Between))

Full description

STABB, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171239.

Parish church of st john the baptist, littlehempston. Two storey porch. Church rebuilt in 1439. Has chancel, nave, north and south aisles, embattled west tower (stabb).

CRESSWELL, DCNQ 13, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171242.

The north window depicting st. Christopher was taken from marldon in the 18th century (cresswell, dcnq 13).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171245.

Stabb, j. /some old devon churches/(1908?)83-84.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171246.

Pevsner, n. /buildings of england: south devon/(1952)196-7.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171247.

Cresswell, b. F. /jbaa/33(1927)155/devonshire churches.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171248.

Salmon, j. /jbaa/41(1936)90,107/st. Christopher in english medieval art and life.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171249.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171250.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171251.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171252.

Thompson, a. H. /arch. J. /70(1913)471,477,486/church architecture in devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171253.

Cresswell, b. F. /dcnq/13(1924-1925)292/st. Christopher.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171254.

Watkin, h. R. /dcnq/14(1926-1927)39-43/littlehempston manor and parsonage.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171255.


CRESSWELL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV25789.

The north chancel window is original, c1330-1350 (pevsner). The window tracery is a rare example of 14th century decorated style in devon.(cresswell).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326562.

Parish church. C14. Largely rebuilt in 1439 when aisles, west tower and south porch were built. Ashlar with freestone dressings. Tiled roof. Nave and chancel in one. See doe list for full details (doe).

Salmon, J., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34610.

Beneath the st. Christopher in the n. Window there is a kneeling figure praying to the saint above (salmon).

WATKIN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54436.

First recorded rector in 1264. Advowson granted to canonsleigh priory in 1262 and surrendered in 1539. History of the church (watkin).

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV171239Migrated Record: STABB.
SDV171242Migrated Record: CRESSWELL, DCNQ 13.
SDV171245Migrated Record:
SDV171246Migrated Record:
SDV171247Migrated Record:
SDV171248Migrated Record:
SDV171249Migrated Record:
SDV171250Migrated Record:
SDV171251Migrated Record:
SDV171252Migrated Record:
SDV171253Migrated Record:
SDV171254Migrated Record:
SDV171255Migrated Record:
SDV25789Migrated Record: CRESSWELL.
SDV326562Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV34610Migrated Record: Salmon, J..
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109235 ]
SDV54436Migrated Record: WATKIN.

Associated Monuments

MDV86659Parent of: Littlehempston World War I Memorial Tablet (Monument)
MDV106836Parent of: Littlehempston World War I Roll of Honour (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 8 2017 10:02AM