SY0785 : St Mary's Church, Bicton

taken 8 years ago, near to East Budleigh, Devon, Great Britain

St Mary's Church, Bicton
St Mary's Church, Bicton
The church, shown in SY0785 : St Mary's Church and SY0785 : St Mary's church in Bicton Park, seen from the B3178. The lengthy description at LinkExternal link concludes: "The importance of the church ... goes beyond its completeness, quality and landscape value. Lady Rolle employed {John} Hayward, a pioneer architect of the Ecclesiological Movement and this is a good early example of a church which adheres to their principles". Cherry & Pevsner call it "an early demonstration of Camdenian ideals", a reference to the Cambridge Camden Society which was in the vanguard of the Gothic Revival. It was more common for a decaying medieval church to be vigorously restored; in this case, the ruinous older church remains nearby SY0785 : Ruins of the old St Mary's church and the Rolle family mausoleum by the churchyard in Bicton Park.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 0731 8574 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:39.8357N 3:18.7703W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 0735 8571
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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