SX5646 : St Peter the Poor Fisherman, Revelstoke

taken 11 years ago, near to Noss Mayo, Devon, Great Britain

St Peter the Poor Fisherman, Revelstoke
St Peter the Poor Fisherman, Revelstoke
A view of the inside from the south aisle.
St Peter the Poor Fisherman

Commonly believed to be of Saxon origin but first mentioned in a charter of 1225, this small church is set on a cliff above Stoke Bay. The aisle and the porch have finely carved late Medieval wagon roofs, but much of the rest is roofless. The church was badly damaged in a storm around 1840, the congregation moving to worship at the Chapel of Ease at Noss Mayo. It fell into a ruinous state and was abandoned to the elements in 1870, when Lord Revelstoke built a new church in Noss, also called St Peter's. It is thought that the words "the Poor Fisherman" were added at this stage to prevent any confusion between the two churches. Rescued by The Churches Conservation Trust a century later with support from a local group of Friends, the church is still used for two services during the Summer.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 September, 2010   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 7 September, 2010
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church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 564 464 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:18.0072N 4:1.0426W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 564 463
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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