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IoE Number: 86089
Photographer: Mr Robin Downes
Date Photographed: 03 September 2003
Date listed: 30 June 1961
Date of last amendment: 30 June 1961
Grade I

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NETHEREXESX 99 NW3/29Netherexe Parish Church30.6.61(Dedication unknown)-I

NETHEREXE SX 99 NW 3/29 Netherexe Parish Church 30.6.61 (Dedication unknown) - I Parish church. Late-C15. Restoration of 1890; roof of 1906 by Chancellor & Son of Chelmsford. Coursed rubble. Nave and chancel in one; south porch; C19 north vestry opposite porch. North and south walls similar, 3 heavy buttresses with plinth and 2 set-offs 2 square-headed windows. South door and porch entrance both with chamfer and hollow moulding and moulded bases. East window framed between 2 buttresses which leave angles clear; 3-light Perpendicular with very weathered faces as hood-mould terminals. This window may have been reset. West end with square bellcote (with bell); 2-light west window, Perpendicular with quatrefoil in head; west doorway identical to the others. Upper courses of wall particularly rebuilt in 1906. Interior: Norman font, square bowl with scalloped underside, circular shaft, square base with scalloped top. Trefoil headed piscina in south sanctuary wall. Tall, elongated, blocked doorway to east of present entrance. Deep window recesses under chamfered rear arches. Good roof 1906; open rafters, collars, studs and moulded wall-plate, and 3 crenellated tie beams. Monument: to Mary Young, d.1771; cartouche with putti heads and heraldic device, surmounted by obelisk. Marble. Although Devon is rich in late-C15 churches, complete small chapels of this date are rare. Netherexe church stands by itself in a field, but was formerly associated with a nearby manor house (now gone). Source: Pevsner, p210. Devon C19 Churches Project

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