Old Heavitree Church

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Old Heavitree Church

This small oil painting in the museum collection shows the state of the old medieval church of Heavitree before it was completely rebuilt in the late-19th century. It displays the typical large Perpendicular windows of the late Middle Ages which are common throughout Devon, but the church site is much more ancient and probably dates back to Late Saxon times. As the suburb of Heavitree grew in the 19th century, the church was found to be too small for the needs of the late Victorian period, and it was entirely replaced in 1844-6.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum

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