Church of St Edward, King of the West Saxons, Eggbuckland :: Shared Description

Whilst we can be certain that a church existed in Eggbuckland as far back as Norman times and probably before, the building of the present church took place in the early 15th century, about 1420/1430. At this time, Eggbuckland was a prosperous rural district. The reign of Henry VI was a time of great religious enthusiasm. Old churches all over the country were being replaced by magnificent new ones, usually in the perpendicular style. Today the bulk of the west tower, the nave, south aisle and porch, date from this time. These were built of local stone, and Dartmoor granite, with surface granite from Dartmoor for traceries, quoins and weatherings. The pinnacles on the tower are unusually tall and help to give St Edward’s its own character.
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by N Chadwick
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SX4957 : Church of St Edward by N Chadwick
SX4957 : Church of St Edward by N Chadwick


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Created: Mon, 17 Jul 2017, Updated: Mon, 17 Jul 2017

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