Farway, St Michael & All Angels Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 17th-century Prideaux family memorial
Below Sir Edmund's effigy is another effigy of a man in armour, possibly Sir Edmund's grandson, Peter Prideaux, who died in 1643 at the age of 25.
In the chapel is a marble monument to Sir Peter Prideaux (d. 1705).
"This parte was neu builte in the yere of our Lord 1628 by the Benovolence of Humphrie Hutchins of this Parish".
According to a local tale, Humphrey Hutchins was ploughing land at the top of te hill when his plough turned up a crock f gold. He gave part of this miraculous treasure to the church to rebuild the north aisle. The field where Hutchins discovered his golden hoard is still known as Money Acre.
The East Devon Way long distance path runs directly past the church.
About Farway, St Michael
Address: Money Acre Road, Farway, Devon, England, EX24 6EQ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: The church stands well west of Farway village at Church Green, 3 miles south of Honiton. Usually open daylight hours.
Website: Farway, St Michael
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Northleigh, St Giles Church - 1.5 miles (Historic Church)
Sand - 2.1 miles (Historic House)
Offwell, St Mary's Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church)
Gittisham, St Michael's Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church)
Honiton, St Paul's Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church)
Allhallows Museum of Lace and Local Antiquities - 2.7 miles (Museum)
Blackbury Camp - 2.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Southleigh, St Lawrence Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
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