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St. Paul, Landkey, Devon


The church of St. Paul is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, north and south chapels, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells, all cast in 1788 from a previous peal of four: in the church are recumbent effigies in stone of the 13th and 14th centuries, discovered during the restoration of the church in 1870; one having been built up in the wall where it was placed, and the other two concealed beneath the pews; two of these are figures of ladies, in wimples and flowing dresses, one wearing a long mantle; the other effigy is that of a cross-legged knight; they are conjectured to represent members of the Beaupell family, which had possessions here: there is also a monument with life-sized figures to Sir Arthur Acland, ob. 1610, and Elynor, his wife, ob. 1645: in the south chapel is a stained window and a hagioscope: the east window and one in the nave, placed in 1905, are also stained: the font is octagonal and probably of the 15th century: in 1904 the church was renovated and the bells rehung at a cost of about £130: there are 204 sittings.

St. Paul, Landkey

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1602.

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Landkey

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St. Paul

Denomination:Church of England