St Mary the Virgin Wolborough

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St Mary the Virgin Wolborough

A church has stood on this site for about 1,000 years. Mention of a church on this site has been recorded in the Doomsday book.

The church originally served the village of Uleborough, which was situated south west of the church. The village has long disappeared.

The parish of Wolborough now consist of southern and western Newton Abbot which was formed as a market town by Royal Charter in 1269.
The present Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, dates from the 14th century, with additional work in the 15th & 16th centuries. The font is Norman with cabel and chevron carving and is thought to have come from an earlier church on this site

There is also an interesting late 15th century lectern, one of about fifty known to exist in this country, which is said to have been hidden in Bradley Woods during the Civil War.

The church has eight bells, which are housed in its impressive tower, they were cast by Taylors of Loughborough in 1925. There is also a medieval bell dating from the early 14th century cast by John Bird of London, which is now mounted near the rood screen in the church.

The church is a grade 1 listed building in perpendicular style with tall pillars having differently carved capitals, a barrel roof was added in the early 20th century.

The church is on Coach Road on high ground overlooking the town.

Services

Said Communion (1st Sun) 8am
Holy Communion (sung) 9.15am
Morning Worship (BCP) 11.00am

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