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HER Number:MDV9995
Name:Exminster, St Martin's

Summary

Medieval Parish Church of St Martin in Exminster

Location

Grid Reference:SX 945 877
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExminster
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishEXMINSTER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 4991
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98NW/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I): 85452

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NMR, SX98NW41 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV319222.


Reichel, O. J., 1898, The Domesday Churches of Devon, 310 (Article in Serial). SDV863.

A parochial chapel is said to have existed in Exminster before the conquest. It was afterwards given to Battle Abbey.


Cresswell, B. F., 1912 - 1913, Notes on the Churches of the Deanery of Kenn, Devon, 87-95 (Article in Serial). SDV303683.

Included in a survey of the Churches of the Deanery of Kenn.


Reichel, O. J., 1939, The Church and the Hundreds in Devon, 336-7 (Article in Serial). SDV15424.

Alleged to have been founded before 909 (for explanation see W. Alvington SX74SW/7).


Fryer Cornelius, C., 1946, Ancient Devon Parish Churches within a Ten Mile Radius of Newton Abbot, 123-52 (Article in Serial). SDV312246.


Fryer Cornelius, C., 1947, Fittings, Furnishings and Finishings of the Ancient Devon Parish Churches within a Ten Mile Radius of Newton Abbot, 81-9 (Article in Serial). SDV312247.


Pevsner, N., 1952, The Buildings of England: South Devon, 166 (Monograph). SDV336217.

The south-east chapel has an exceptional wagon-roof built in 1633 with plaster figures of the apostles. The west tower has diagonal buttresses and stair turret.


Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 395 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Exminster Parish Church of St Martin. Mostly of 14th century date, with later windows inserted.


Department of Environment, 1968, St Thomas RD, 54 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV292614.

Perpendicular. Red stone embattled tower with turret. Old clock. Two 15th century screens, one with modern top. Rood screen door. Jacobean altar rails; 17th century plaster ceiling to south aisle with figures of saints, angels etc, 17th century monuments. In churchyard shaft of old cross and fluted iron lamppost with encircling wreathes to hold oil lamp.


Pearce, S. M., 1982, Church and Society in South Devon, AD 350-700, 1-18 (Article in Serial). SDV336077.

An arc of walling on the S side of the churchyard may represent the earliest surviving length of churchyard wall, hinting that the church originally stood in a circular enclosure.


DAP, 1984, DS 12 (Aerial Photograph). SDV292625.


DAP, 1986, 6-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV292628.


Department of Environment, 1987, Exminster, 28-9 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV301731.

Parish Church of St Martin. Late C14 and late C15, restoration of 1841-2 including rebuilding of south porch, further restoration of 1856. West tower brecchia ashlar; south aisle brecchia and freestone rubble, west wall rebuilt in coursed stone; nave and NE vestry brecchia brought to course; porch snecked stone; slate roofs. Plan of west tower, nave, chancel, 5 bay south aisle (1 bay to the chancel), south porch and north east vestry. Perpendicular, the aisle probably late C15. South chancel chapel refurbished as the Peamore Aisle in 1631, chancel restored 1841-2, Peamore Aisle restored 1856. See DOE list for full details.


Exeter Archaeology, 2004, Archaeological Assessment of Land adjacent to The Manor, Exminster, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV81579.


Allan, J. + Durrant, J. + Taylor, R. T., 2008, Roman Tiles in Exminster Church, 117-126 (Article in Serial). SDV344773.

Fragments of reused Roman tile including box tile from a hypocaust, roofing slates and building stone in the form of weathered grey sandstone have been identified in the walls of the church. These are mostly in the earlier phase of south external wall, thought to date from the late 13th or early 14th century. They are thought to represent reuse of an available material rather than being incorporated for ideological reasons. The materials are thought to derive from a Roman building(s) nearby perhaps in the area of Milbury Farm.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15424Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1939. The Church and the Hundreds in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A5 Paperback. 336-7.
SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 395.
SDV292614List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1968. St Thomas RD. Historic Houses Register. 54.
SDV292625Aerial Photograph: DAP. 1984. DS 12. Devon Aerial Photograph.
SDV292628Aerial Photograph: DAP. 1986. 6-9. Devon Aerial Photograph.
SDV301731List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Exminster. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 28-9.
SDV303683Article in Serial: Cresswell, B. F.. 1912 - 1913. Notes on the Churches of the Deanery of Kenn, Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 7 Part 2. Unknown. 87-95.
SDV312246Article in Serial: Fryer Cornelius, C.. 1946. Ancient Devon Parish Churches within a Ten Mile Radius of Newton Abbot. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 123-52.
SDV312247Article in Serial: Fryer Cornelius, C.. 1947. Fittings, Furnishings and Finishings of the Ancient Devon Parish Churches within a Ten Mile Radius of Newton Abbot. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 79. A5 Hardback. 81-9.
SDV319222National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SX98NW41. National Monuments Record Database.
SDV336077Article in Serial: Pearce, S. M.. 1982. Church and Society in South Devon, AD 350-700. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 40. Paperback Volume. 1-18.
SDV336217Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1952. The Buildings of England: South Devon. The Buildings of England: South Devon. Paperback Volume. 166.
SDV344773Article in Serial: Allan, J. + Durrant, J. + Taylor, R. T.. 2008. Roman Tiles in Exminster Church. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 66. Paperback Volume. 117-126.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV81579Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2004. Archaeological Assessment of Land adjacent to The Manor, Exminster. Exeter Archaeology Report. 04.37. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV863Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1898. The Domesday Churches of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 30. A5 Paperback. 310.

Associated Monuments

MDV9999Parent of: ALTAR RAIL in the Parish of Exminster (Monument)
MDV10001Parent of: COAT OF ARMS in the Parish of Exminster (Monument)
MDV10000Parent of: COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT in the Parish of Exminster (Monument)
MDV87814Parent of: Exminster Hospital War Memorial (Monument)
MDV9998Parent of: FONT in the Parish of Exminster (Monument)
MDV10002Parent of: PLASTER CEILING in the Parish of Exminster (Monument)
MDV9997Parent of: PULPIT in the Parish of Exminster (Monument)
MDV78062Parent of: Roman Tile from Exminster Parish Church (Find Spot)
MDV9996Parent of: ROOD SCREEN in the Parish of Exminster (Building)
MDV104333Parent of: War Memorials in St. Martin of Tours' Church (Monument)
MDV71001Related to: CHURCHYARD in the Parish of Exminster (Monument)
MDV10004Related to: Cross in Exminster Churchyard (Building)
MDV40508Related to: TOMB in the Parish of Exminster (Building)
MDV40509Related to: TOMB in the Parish of Exminster (Building)
MDV40510Related to: TOMB in the Parish of Exminster (Building)
MDV58127Related to: VAULT in the Parish of Exminster (Monument)
MDV7229Related to: West Alvington, All Saints (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4772 - Analysis of Roman Tile in Exminster Parish Church

Date Last Edited:Nov 24 2017 12:50PM