Burrington, Holy Trinity Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Superb Tudor chancel screen
Carvings of Green Men can be found throughout the church, including one above the south door, partly obscured by chicken wire installed to deter birds. The dor itself is marked with musket holes, believed to have been fired by Parliamentary soldiers during the Civil War.
The font is probably 12th century, though it has rather obviously been recarved. It is very worn, with a scalloped base to the bowl, and held together with an iron band. The altar rails are Jacobean and excellent examples of 17th century craftsmanship. They are carved with alternating twisted and straight balusters.
On the north wall of the chancel is a monument to Rev. James Buckingham, who served as Rector of Burrington for 50 years and died in 1855. On the south wall is a memorial to Ann Hole (d. 1769) and her father Nicholas Hole, vicar of Burrington, who died in 1797. Beneath the piscina is a tablet to William Harvey, vicar for 50 years, who died in 1665. There are further 18th century memorials to William Pennicott of London, a surgeon who died in 1747, and to John and Mary Babbage (d.1799).
A Victorian vicar of Burrington was Samuel Davis. His second of wife was Jane Elizabeth Blackmore, half-sister of writer RD Blackmore, author of the popular novel, Lorna Doone.
Holy Trinity is open daily, and is well worth a visit, especially to se the exceptional Tudor screen.
About Burrington, Holy Trinity
Address: Twitchen Lane, Burrington, Devon, England, EX37 9JG
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On minor roads off the A377 north west of Chulmleigh
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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