Tiverton, St George's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The best example of a Georgian church in Devon
The facade facing Fore Street was chosen be a show front. The exterior is understated, with round-headed windows and rusticated quoins. The layout creates a symmetrical 5 bay rectangular box, lined with galleries, with a short chancel and east and west doors opposing each other.
About John JamesJohn James was the son of a Hampshire schoolteacher and parson. He was educated in Basingstoke and apprenticed to a master carpenter. He then worked at Greenwich, were he served as Clerk of the Works under architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. He succeeded Hawksmoor as Surveyor to the Fabric of Westminster Abbey, and assisted Sir Christopher Wren with St Paul's Cathedral. He is best-remembered for his work at Twickenham, where he rebuilt St Mary's church and created a mansion for James Johnson, Secretary of State for Scotland.
Other buildings built at least in part by James include Appuldurcombe House on the Isle of Wight, and St George's Hanover Square in London. He is generally thought of as a competent and highly respected architect of the early Georgian period, though not terribly innovative. A 'safe' choice, then, to design St George's church in fashionable Georgian style.
About Tiverton, St George's Church
Address: Fore Street, Tiverton, Devon, England, EX16 5DQ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: At the junction of Fore Street, Bridge Street, and St Andrews Street. Paid parking on Becks Square and West Exe South.
Website: Tiverton, 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
Tiverton, St Peter's Church - 0.2 miles (Historic Church)
Tiverton Castle - 0.3 miles (Castle)
Knightshayes Court - 1.7 miles (Historic House)
Cadeleigh, St Bartholomew's Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church)
Cruwys Morchard, Holy Cross Church - 5 miles (Historic Church)
Cadbury Castle Hillfort - 5.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Fursdon - 5.2 miles (Historic House)
Cadbury, St Michael's Church - 5.4 miles (Historic Church)
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