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St Bridget, Virginstowe, Devon

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Feature Sets (2)

Description

The coursed rubble and ashlar church consists of nave, chancel,  S porch and W bell turret.  It was completely rebuilt in 1851 by William Rundle, and Historic England notes that there were also early 20thc. alterations to the chancel.  The only 12thc. feature is the font.

History

Virginstow is not mentioned in DS.

Features

Furnishings

Fonts

Font

Located at the W end of the nave.  A chalice-shaped font. The deep chamfered round base sits on a modern, octagonal, chamfered plinth of brick and cement.   The stem and bowl are monolithic. There is a crudely carved double row of cable moulding between the stem and the bowl.  The bowl is unlined, square and has a drainage hole.

Dimensions
circ. 2.15 m
diam. 0.68 m (internal diam. 0.57 m)
h. of base 0.23 m approx.
total h. 0 .63 m

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Bibliography

  • N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed. 1999, 886.

     

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Location

Site Location
Virginstowe
National Grid Reference
SX 377 927 
Boundaries
now: Devon
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Devon
Diocese
now: Truro
formerly: Exeter
Dedication
medieval: St Bridget (Pre-Reformation)
now: St Bridget
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Hazel Gardiner 
Visit Date
12 September 2005