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North Devon (District Authority)
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SS 51189 32562


FREMINGTON FREMINGTON SS 53 SW 2/21 Church of St Peter 25.2.65 GV II* Parish Church. C13 tower, C15 nave, chancel and south aisle, enlarged and altered in 1813, and heavily restored and largely rebuilt 1867-8 by Sir G G Scott. Roughly coursed stone rubble with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with coped gable ends and apex crosses. Nave, chancel, south aisle and transeptal north tower. Unbuttressed tower with embattled parapet. Bell-openings of 2 slender cusped- headed lights to each face and single tall lancet near base on north side. Pointed blocked arches to west and east sides. C19 Perpendicular style fenestration to chancel nave and south aisle, east end of aisle and chancel of 4 and 5 lights, north side of nave with one 2-light and three 3-light windows, two 3-light windows at west end, that to nave has human head corbels to pointed arch hoodmould, and four 3-light windows to south side of aisle. Largely C15 south porch has moulded virtually semi-circular arched porch doorway with engaged shafts with rolled capitals. Slate sundial above and stoup to right. Waggon roof intact with moulded longitudinal members and moulded central rib with variously carved bosses and end demi-bosses at the intersections, with carved figures sitting on stone carved corbels along the wall plates. Semi-circular arched inner door with moulded surround and old studded 6-plank door with horizontal boarding and old lock to inner face. Interior: C19 7-bay Perpendicular style arcade. Ceiled waggon roofs, the wall plate at east end of north side of nave decorated with 4 medieval grotesque heads. C20 nave furniture. C15 wineglass pulpit, heavily restored in C19. Monuments: North side from east. Wall monuments to Susanna Davie, (d.1694). Oval medallion swathed with drapery, scallop and skull to base, amorinos to each side. Undated to Richard Slowly. Broken pediment with central achievement. Wall monument dated 1693. Oval medallion. Central achievement with swan-necked pediment, on which angel figures recline. 2 charity boards to left over 3 early C19 tablets surmounted by classical urns to Elizabeth May, Crocker family, and Chappel family. Slate tablet below to George Bragg of Loveacot (d.1629). 5 diamond-shaped hatchments with painted arms. South side of south aisle. Painted royal arms over south porch doorway. Large C18 wall monument to Harding family. Timber surround to slate tablet. Broken pediment with central urn. Above is a section of medieval wall painting said to represent tower of Holy City and 2 angels. Large early C19 wall tablet to Barbor family at east end. Stained Glass. Chancel east window, not dated. South aisle east window to William Yeo. South side of south aisle to William Yeo d. 1880 by Ward and Hughes and to Mabel Silleant (d.1882). Nave north side to John Pigot, rector (d.1910).

Listing NGR: SS5118932562


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 02 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/06566/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Ann Allen. Source Historic England Archive
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