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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 andcirca later
C15, restored in 1871. Rendered stone rubble walls withgranite and volcanic stone
dressings. Gable ended slate roofs. 2 probably C19 lateralcylindrical stone
chimney stacks to side of north transept and north chapeland at west end of south
The church at present consists of nave, chancel, long northand south transepts,
north chapel, south aisle, west tower and south porch. Theearliest feature, the
Norman font, signifies that a church existed probably onthis site at that time.
Features such as the lancet windows, and the nook-shafts tosome of the internal
window openings suggest some of the fabric at the churchmay be C13 but the church
was probably extended and partially rebuilt in circa 1333when 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 toweralso do so but from the
style of its tomb the chapel is no later than early C14 andthe tower is pre-
Perpendicular. The south aisle was built on in the circalate C15 and the porch is
probably contemporary. No substantial alterations were madesubsequently apart
from the insertion of some very late Perpendicular windowsuntil 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



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