Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Wembworthy - from Some Old Devon Churches (J. Stabb)

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.



Some Old Devon Churches

By J. Stabb

London: Simpkin et al (1908-16)

Page 249

Transcribed and edited by Dr Roger Peters

Full text available at

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.

WEMBWORTHY. St. Michael. The church has been restored and contains little of interest; it consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, porch, and west tower with three bells. Behind the pulpit is a 13th century piscina.

An old inscription is as follows:- In memory of Mary the wife
of Arthur Bury Gent., and
daughter of John Clotworthy
of Rashleigh Esq. who departed
this life the 15th day of July
Anno Dom 1651.

There are some fine bosses to the west of the old chancel arch. On the west wall of the tower are two stones, one inscribed "I. C. 1626" and the other "T. Parish 1840".

The registers date from 1674.