James Davidson’s East Devon Church Notes
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464 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

8 b/w Illustrations

Series: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Imprint: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

James Davidson’s East Devon Church Notes

Edited by Jill Cobley

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Sheds light on the history of East Devon's churches from the Middle Ages onwards, illustrating the ways in which parish churches were transformed in the late nineteenth century
In the mid nineteenth century the Devon antiquarian James Davidson visited all of East Devon's churches and made detailed notes about their buildings, fabric and fittings. His notes are an eyewitness record of the state of these parish churches at the time before changes in liturgy and fashion in the later Victorian period brought about irreplaceable change. Davidson's descriptions highlight what has been lost from the archaeological record and allow us to make comparisons with the churches today. In this way they shed light on the history of East Devon's churches from the Middle Ages onwards and illustrate the ways in which parish churches were transformed in the late nineteenth century. Davidson's records of memorials and inscriptions in the churches also provide rich and fascinating material for research into local history, social history and family history from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries and illustrate changing attitudes to death and commemoration.
List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Editor's Note
Introduction

Text of Davidson's Church Notes
Forde Abbey
Thorncombe
Uplyme
Axminster
Musbury
Combepyne
Axmouth
Rousdon
Kilmington
Membury
Upottery
Yarcombe
Honiton
Combe Raleigh
Luppitt
Colyton
Shute
Monkton
Seaton
Beer
Northleigh
Southleigh
Farway
Widworthy
Cotleigh
Offwell
Branscombe
Ottery St Mary
Gittisham
Sidbury
Salcombe Regis
Sidmouth
Otterton
Newton Poppleford
Harpford
Tipton St John
Venn Ottery
Rockbeare
Aylesbeare
Colaton Raleigh
Bicton
East Budleigh
Withycombe Raleigh Exmouth
Withycombe St John
Littleham
Budleigh Salterton
Exmouth
Topsham
Countess Wear
Heavitree
Lympstone
Woodbury
Clyst St George
Clyst St Mary
Sowton
Farringdon
Honiton Clyst
Awliscombe
Dunkeswell
Buckerell
Hemyock
Culm Davey
Church Stanton
Clayhidon
Culmstock
Feniton
Talaton
Escot
Payhembury
Plymtree
Broadhembury
Kentisbeare
Sheldon
Cullompton
Bradninch
Silverton
Columbjohn
Killerton
Netherexe
Thorverton
Butterleigh
Bickleigh
Cadeleigh
Cadbury
Whimple
Clyst St Lawrence
Clyst Hydon
Broadclyst
Willand
Sampford Peverell
Holcombe Rogus
Halberton
Uffculme
Burlescombe
Ayshford Chapel
Hockworthy
Clayhanger
Bampton
Shillingford
Petton Chapel
Morebath
Uplowman
Huntsham
Tiverton
St George's Chapel, Tiverton
Chevithorne
Cove Chapel
Calverleigh
Loxbeare
Washfield

Appendix: List of James Davidson's Manuscripts in Devon Heritage Centre, with DHC Shelfmarks
Bibliography
Index of Subjects
Index of People and Places

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9780901853028

February 2022

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Title Details

464 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

8 b/w Illustrations

Series: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Imprint: Devon and Cornwall Record Society