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Stoke Gabriel


Some Old Devon Churches

By J. Stabb

London: Simpkin et al (1908-16)

Page 222

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.

STOKE GABRIEL. St. Gabriel. The church [plate 222] is mainly Perpendicular, and consists of chancel, nave, north and south aisles, north porch, and west tower with six bells; the first two cast in 1845, the 3rd and 5th in 1674, the 4th in 1648, and the tenor 1827. The chancel is the oldest part of the building. The rood screen remains standing in north and south aisles, but has been cut down in the chancel, the groining also has been removed. The pulpit is handsomely carved.

The first vicar on record is Clement de Larngeford 1283.

In the churchyard is an old yew said to be the second largest in England.

The registers date: baptisms, 1539; marriages, 1539; burials, 1540.