Torbryan, Holy Trinity Church
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The most obvious feature is the west tower, a three-storey affair which dwarfs the low nave and chancel. Running up one side of the tower is an enclosed octagonal stair, which terminates in a turret at roof level. The porch features excellent fan vaulting with angel bosses.
The nave arcades are richly carved, as is the wooden rood screen. The screen spans the entire width of the church and has very finely carved tracery and panels painted with the likenesses of saints. There are fragments of medieval stained glass in the traceried windows.
An unusual touch is the 19th-century pulpit, which appears to have been built using parts of the screen. The original pulpit was used to rebuild the altar. There is a set of Georgian box pews incorporating 15th-century benches.
About Torbryan, Holy Trinity Church
Address: Torbryan Hill, Torbryan, Devon, England, TQ12 5UR
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Off the A361 4 miles south west of Newton Abbot
Website: Torbryan, Holy Trinity Church
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Photo Credit: David Smith, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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