Honiton, St Paul's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Charles FowlerCharles Fowler was a Devon native, born in Cullompton in 1792 and educated in Exeter before apprenticing to an architect. He moved to London in 1814 and trained under David Laing, helping Laing with the Custom House in Newham, London. He then set up his own private practice where he specialised in classical style. He won the public competition to design the new London Bridge, but his plan was later rejected by a House of Commons committee. His most famous commission was Covent Garden Market, designed for the Duke of Bedford from 1822.
One of the earliest furnishings was a large painting of the Entombment of Christ, painted by William Salter, who gave his work to the church in 1838. It was originally hung above the high altar but now hangs in the narthex. In the south aisle is a wonderfully carved reredos given by the Mules family in the 1870s. It originally stood behind the high altar. Also in the south aisle is the font, a beautifully carved example of neo-Norman work.
St Paul's is listed Grade II for its architectural and historic importance. Though it isn't architecturally outstanding it is certainly a very attractive town church and a very good example of early Victorian Romanesque style.
About Honiton, St Paul's
Address: High Street, Honiton, Devon, England, EX14 1PG
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Website: Honiton, St Paul's
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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