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St. Paul de Leon, Staverton, Devon


The church of St. Paul is a large and ancient edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells, of which the 1st, 3rd and 4th were cast in 1761 by Thomas Bilbie; the 2nd and 6th were recast in 1856; the 5th dates from 1798: the tower is in the Early English style, the western part of the nave Decorated and the east end of the nave and part of the chancel Perpendicular: the east window is stained and there are two other stained windows, including one in the south wall, given by the Rev. H. F. Atherley, a former vicar, in memory of his wife: in 1854-73 the chancel was partly restored in the Decorated style by the Rev. H. F. Atherley, at a cost of £1,000; and in 1875-91 the church was entirely renovated at a cost of £2,750: a richly carved reredos, copied from that in the cathedral of Freiburg, Baden, has been added, and a handsome brass placed on the north wall in memory of a former vicar: the nave has also been entirely refitted with open seats and a new organ introduced: in the church is a monument to the Worth family, dated 1620, and the fine screen of carved oak of 17 bays, 50 feet long and 15 feet in height, was restored in 1890-91, at a cost of nearly £1,000: the restoration included the reconstruction of the ancient rood gallery: the screen was dedicated 9 June, 1892.

St. Paul, Staverton

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1614.

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 Staverton

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St. Paul de Leon

Denomination:Church of England