Exeter St Lawrence


Some Old Devon Churches

By J. Stabb

London: Simpkin et al (1908-16)

Page 97

Transcribed and edited by Dr Roger Peters

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Prepared by Michael Steer

Between 1908 and 1916, John Stabb, an ecclesiologist and photographer who lived in Torquay, published three volumes of Some Old Devon Churches and one of Devon Church Antiquities. A projected second volume of the latter, regarded by Stabb himself as a complement to the former, did not materialize because of his untimely death on August 2nd 1917, aged 52. Collectively, Stabb's four volumes present descriptions of 261 Devon churches and their antiquities.

EXETER. St. Lawrence. The principal object of interest in this church is the carved screen across the chancel [plate 97], it is said to have come from the Cathedral. It has been cut down from its original height, but there is some good carving, of elaborate design, with clusters of small heads round each pinnacle. Mr. Bligh Bond says it is probably not later than 1330.

The registers date: baptisms, 1873; marriages, 1754; burials, n.a.