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The blowing up of Great Torrington Church, February 16th, 1645

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 26, (1894), illus. pp. 313-321.


G. Mark Doe

Prepared by Michael Steer

Great Torrington's parish church (St. Michael) was blown up in February 1646, while some 200 royalist prisoners lay inside after the defeat of Lord Hopton by Sir Thomas Fairfax. It was substantially rebuilt in 1651, but the whole building was drastically restored in 1864 and according to Hoskins (1954), has lost all its former character. The Church lost all its records in the fire of 1724. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the University of Michigan Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.


Barry, Alexander317
Chapell, Thomas Esq317-8
Charles I321
Clarke, John321
Cocke, John320
Colby, Rev Dr316
Coplestone, Mr Anthony318
Cotton, Mr R W316
Cromwell, Oliver314
Digby, John315
Digby, Lord315
Drake, Bernard317
Dredge, Rev J I313
Edmonds, William317-8
Elizabeth I317
Fairfax, Sir Thomas314-6, 318
Gay, Richard317
Gray, Colonel Henry317
Greynville, Sir Richard317
Harwood, John317
Heydon, Rev Mr John316-7
Hopton, Lord314
Howe, John321
James I313
James II313
Moore, Miss Charlotte318
Moore, Rev George318
Moore-Stevens, Mr318
Peters, Master315
Philip & Mary313
Reynolds, Humphrey318
Rhoads, Master314
Rolle family314
Rushworth, John315, 318
Semor, Henry317
Sprigg, Joshua314
Valentine, Rev Tristram313
Vaux, Laurence317
Voysey, John317
Ward, John317
White, William317