We went to see St. Saviour’s, Dartmouth, three stars in Simon Jenkins’s Thousand Best Churches.

Worth it for it’s South Door, which says 1631 very prominently, but whose design is assumed to date back to the fourteenth century and has magnificent foliage and odd, emblematic bears:-

There’s a fine, painted roof screen, with fan vaulting, said to be from the 1480s:-

Underneath, painted figures, defaced in the Reformation:-

And a magnificent, painted, stone pulpit:-

Slate tombs in the churchyard:-


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