St Peter the Poor Fisherman :: Shared Description

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.
by Kate Jewell
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14 images use this description:

SX5646 : Footpath in Centry Wood near Stoke Beach by David Smith
SX5646 : Stoke Cross signpost by David Smith
SX5646 : St Peter the Poor Fisherman, Revelstoke by Kate Jewell
SX5646 : St Peter the Poor Fisherman, Revelstoke by Kate Jewell
SX5645 : Path on Stoke Down by David Smith
SX5646 : Detail of window surround in ruined church by David Smith
SX5646 : South porch, St Peter the Poor Fisherman, Revelstoke by Kate Jewell
SX5646 : Graves at St Peter the Poor Fisherman, Revelstoke by Kate Jewell
SX5646 : Stone arch, St Peter the Poor Fisherman, Revelstoke by Kate Jewell
SX5646 : Piscina, St Peter the Poor Fisherman, Revelstoke by Kate Jewell
SX5646 : The ruined church of St Peter the Poor Fisherman by David Smith
SX5646 : The Church of St Peter the Poor Fisherman, Revelstoke by Kate Jewell
SX5646 : The roof of the south aisle, ruined church at Stoke by David Smith
SX5646 : The ruined church of St Peter the Poor Fisherman, Stoke by David Smith


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Created: Tue, 7 Sep 2010, Updated: Wed, 8 Sep 2010

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