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St. George, Georgeham, Devon


The parish church of St. George is a building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells, all cast by Abel Rudhall, of Gloucester, in 1748, except the second, which dates from 1765: immediately in front of the chancel is an altar tomb with the recumbent cross-legged effigy of a knight in hauberk and mail armour, covered with a cyclas, or long-skirted garment, and carrying a shield; the figure is supposed to represent Sir Mauger St. Aubyn (de St. Albine), ob. 22 Edward I. (1294): there are other memorials to the family of Harriss: the stained east window is a memorial to the Rev. Francis Hole, formerly rector here, and there is a sculptured reredos by Hems, of Exeter: the organ was erected in 1881 as a memorial to Frances, wife of Rev. F. Hole: in 1876-7 the church was almost entirely rebuilt under the direction of the late Mr. Fowler, architect, of Louth, at a cost of £3,500, chiefly defrayed by T. Hole esq. and his relatives: in the churchyard is a tomb to Simon Gould and Julian, his wife, who died in 1817, in the 101st year of their respective ages, and the 75th year of their married life: there are 300 sittings.


Church Records

The parish register of baptisms dates from the year 1540; marriages and burials, 1538.

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 Georgeham

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St. George

Denomination:Church of England