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HER Number:MDV10122
Name:St Michael and All Angels, Clyst Honiton


Parish church dating to the 15th century. Some 15th century detail remains in the north aisle, but the whole church was thoroughly restored with a new south chapel and south porch added in 1875.


Grid Reference:SX 989 935
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 4850
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/41
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 352342

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (XV to XIX - 1401 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127268.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1954)370.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127269.

Pevsner, n. /buildings of england: s. Devon/(1952)81.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127270.

Thompson, a. H. /arch j/70(1913)463.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127271.

Whitely, h. M. /tda/42(1910)461,468/visitations of devonshire churches.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127272.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127273.

Drake, w. /dcnq/7 pt.1(1912-1913)97-9/yarde heraldry at honiton clist.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127274.

Doe/hhr:clyst honiton/(26/5/1987)18.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127275.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127276.

Cherry, b. + pevsner, n. /the buildings of england:devon/(1989)270.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177625.

The west tower and the modest low northern arcade are old (pevsner).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242.

It is thought that the bishop and canons of exeter had a rural oratory at clyst honiton at the time of the domesday survey (reichel).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326725.

Church of st. Michael. C12 font, the basic fabric appears to be c15 or earlier and some c15 detail remains in north aisle but the whole church was thoroughly restored with a new south chapel and south porch in 1875. Built of local, mostly mudstone, rubble walling, medieval fabric has red conglomerate ashlar quoins and plinth and c19 extensions have rusticated volcanic ashlar quoins and hamstone plinth; medieval beerstone and volcanic ashlar detail and c19 hamstone ashlar detail; slate roofs with some crested ridge tiles. See doe list for full details (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

The parish church of st michael and all angels, clyst honiton. Completely rebuilt in 1876 (hoskins).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34924.

An armorial shield carved in high relief on the yarde tombe referred to (drake).

Whitely, H. M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54100.

Episcopal visitation made in july 1301, when the building was found to be so neglected that it was unfit for use. Later visitation in 1330 implied some improvement, though fittings were found to be defective (whitely).

RSK Environment Ltd., 1999, Transco Broadclyst LDZ pipeline, Exeter: Environmental review, 11 (Report - non-specific). SDV325506.

CPM, 2000, Land at Clyst Hayes: Archaeological assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV325508.

Other details: Appendix 2.

Bryant, A., 2007, East of Exeter Major Scheme Bid M5 Junction 29 and Old A30, Exeter, Devon: Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment, 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV345164.

Other details: Appendix 1, site 55.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV127268Migrated Record:
SDV127269Migrated Record:
SDV127270Migrated Record:
SDV127271Migrated Record:
SDV127272Migrated Record:
SDV127273Migrated Record:
SDV127274Migrated Record:
SDV127275Migrated Record:
SDV127276Migrated Record:
SDV177625Migrated Record:
SDV242Migrated Record:
SDV325506Report - non-specific: RSK Environment Ltd.. 1999. Transco Broadclyst LDZ pipeline, Exeter: Environmental review. RSK Environmental Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital. 11.
SDV325508Report - Assessment: CPM. 2000. Land at Clyst Hayes: Archaeological assessment. CPM Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital.
SDV326725Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV345164Report - Assessment: Bryant, A.. 2007. East of Exeter Major Scheme Bid M5 Junction 29 and Old A30, Exeter, Devon: Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 63771.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9.
SDV34924Migrated Record:
SDV54100Migrated Record: Whitely, H. M..

Associated Monuments

MDV83946Parent of: Clyst Honiton Roll of Honour Board, St Michael's Church (Monument)
MDV78437Related to: St Michael's Churchyard Wall (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4887 - Assessment Two Areas of Highway to the East of Exeter

Date Last Edited:Jun 5 2023 2:17PM