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Saint Andrews Church, Bere Ferrers, , Devonshire, England

Saint Andrews Church, Bere Ferrers, , Devonshire, England


Notes: The principal building dates are the C13, circa 1330 and circa later
C15, restored in 1871. Rendered stone rubble walls with granite and volcanic stone
dressings. Gable ended slate roofs. 2 probably C19 lateral cylindrical stone
chimney stacks to side of north transept and north chapel and at west end of south
The church at present consists of nave, chancel, long north and south transepts,
north chapel, south aisle, west tower and south porch. The earliest feature, the
Norman font, signifies that a church existed probably on this site at that time.
Features such as the lancet windows, and the nook-shafts to some of the internal
window openings suggest some of the fabric at the church may be C13 but the church
was probably extended and partially rebuilt in circa 1333 when Sir William de
Ferrers founded an archpresbytery. The Cruciform plan may, however, date back to
the C13; it is debatable whether the north chapel and tower also do so but from the
style of its tomb the chapel is no later than early C14 and the tower is pre-
Perpendicular. The south aisle was built on in the circa late C15 and the porch is
probably contemporary. No substantial alterations were made subsequently apart
from the insertion of some very late Perpendicular windows until the church was
restored in 1871. Further restoration is at present (1985/6) taking place including
a new roof.


Location : Latitude: 50.4506044444444, Longitude: -4.17080277777778




Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Sprague, James  1847Saint Andrews Church, Bere Ferrers, , Devonshire, England I212121
2 Harris, Mary  1863Saint Andrews Church, Bere Ferrers, , Devonshire, England I212118

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