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St. Andrew, Ipplepen, Devon


The church of St. Andrew is a large and ancient fabric of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles separated from the nave by arcades of six arches, south porch and a massive embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 6 bells, of which the first four date from 1799, and the remaining two respectively from 1795 and 1818: the aisles have embattled parapets and a small tower at each angle: the three chancel windows have been filled with stained glass, the east being a memorial to members of the Raynes family, and the north and south to the Robinson family. There is an ancient rood screen of exquisite design, beautifully restored, at a cost of £500, in 1898, and two parclose: the rood loft stairs also remain, and a pulpit of richly-carved oak: the chancel retains a piscina and aumbry, and a stoup remains in the porch: the font is Early Perpendicular, and has a panelled basin with carved figures: there are many mural monuments to members of the Studdy, Shepherd, Neyle and Raynes families: in 1883 a new organ was placed in an organ loft then erected, at a cost of £200, the western gallery being removed: the church was partially restored in 1892 at a cost of £1,000, raised by subscription: the communion plate includes a chalice, supposed to be coeval with the erection of the church: there are 340 sittings. The churchyard is entered through east and west lych-gates, and facing the south door of the church is a massive cross on a granite pedestal, restored in 1902 as a memorial to men from this parish who fell in the Boer war, 1899-1902.

St. Andrew, Ipplepen Nave of St. Andrew, Ipplepen

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1558, and a list of vicars from the year 1274.

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Ipplepen 1612-1813, Devonshire is available to browse online.

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 Ipplepen

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St. Andrew

Denomination:Church of England