Morebath, St George's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 15th-century north aisle roof
The best feature is the marble font, another vestige of the Butterfield restoration. In the north aisle are several very good 18th and 19th century wall monuments. One of the best is to the Bere family. Davy Bere died in 1774, just 6 weeks after his wife Ann. Their son John 'having borne with exemplary Patience the lingering Pains of Consumption', died before his parents, in 1766.
One invaluable resource for the history of Morebath and its church is a collection of hand-written notes by Christopher Trychay, who served as vicar of St George's for 54 years, from 1520-1574. Trychay's notes provide a fascinating insight into how one village coped with the religious upheaval of the Reformation. The notes have been transcribed into book form as 'The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village' by Eamon Duffy, 2001.
About Morebath, St George's Church
Address: B3190, Morebath, Devon, England, EX16 9AL
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Just off the B3190 on the minor road to Exebridge. Parking along the lane. Usually open daylight hours.
Website: Morebath, St George's Church
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Brushford, St Nicholas Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Upton Tower, St James Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church)
Knightshayes Court - 6.2 miles (Historic House)
Winsford, St Mary Magdalene's Church - 6.9 miles (Historic Church)
Tarr Steps - 6.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Tiverton Castle - 7.5 miles (Castle)
Tiverton, St Peter's Church - 7.6 miles (Historic Church)
Tiverton, St George's Church - 7.8 miles (Historic Church)
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