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Church of St Petroc

A Grade I Listed Building in Harford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4193 / 50°25'9"N

Longitude: -3.9181 / 3°55'5"W

OS Eastings: 263831

OS Northings: 59472

OS Grid: SX638594

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.X190

Mapcode Global: FRA 27PY.7DH

Entry Name: Church of St Petroc

Listing Date: 23 March 1960

Last Amended: 2 February 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162617

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99183

Location: Harford, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Harford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

25-5-60 Church of St Petroc
(formerly listed as
Church of St Petrock)

Parish Church.
Circa late C15 to early C16. Granite, with rough granite ashlar west tower. Slate
roofs. Comprises nave and chancel in one south aisle, north transept, west tower and
south porch.
Three-light Perpendicular windows to south aisle. North transept and east window of
Moulded elliptical headed doorway at east end of aisle and moulded 4-centred with
south doorway. Ashlar porch with marbled 4-centred arch with carved spandrels and
Unbuttressed west tower in 2 stages, with battlements and obelisk pinnacles. Small
one-light bell openings, west bell-opening has Y-tracery. Perpendicular west window
and 2-centred arch west doorway. Slightly projecting north-west stair turret.
Interior: ceiled wagon-roofs with carved ribs and bosses to nave, chancel and south
aisle, transept roof is C19. Four bay arcade with wide 4-centred arches, moulded
monolithic granite columns and moulded capitals. Similar 4-centred arch and piers to
north transept. from south aisle to chancel. C19 and early C20
furnishings. Royal Arms of 1728. Simple stone tub front.
Monuments. Tomb chest in chancel with quatrefoil panels and brass effigy on top of
Thomas Williams (d 1566), Speaker of the House of Commons in 1563 and born at Stowford
House qv.
Monument to John Prideaux (d 1639) - painted wooden plaque with kneeling figures.
John Prideaux was Rector of Exeter College, Oxford and Bishop of Worcester. He Was
born at Stowford House qv. Brass to John and Agnes Prideaux, the parents of John

Listing NGR: SX6383359475

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