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St. Mary Magdalene, South Molton, Devon


The church of St. Mary Magdalene is an edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style, enlarged in 1829 and restored and repaired in the year 1865, at a cost of £3,300, when it was new-roofed and reseated: it now consists of chancel with aisles, nave, aisles, shallow south transept, south porch, and an embattled, western tower, with pinnacles, containing a clock and 8 bells; there are fifteen stained windows, some good monuments and a very fine carved stone pulpit: the north aisle of the transept retains two piscinae: a new organ was erected in 1900, choir stalls added, and the chancel paved with marble, at a total cost of £1,139: adjoining the tower is a stone screen with marble columns, erected in 1903 as a memorial to Eliza Melhuish; the carved wooden doors of the screen were presented by the late Mr. John Morris, formerly of this parish: there are 800 sittings.

Church of St. Mary Magdalene, South Molton, DevonNave of St. Mary Magdalene, South Molton, Devon

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1601.

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 South Molton

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St. Mary Magdalene
South Molton

Denomination:Church of England