Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

St. Saviour`s Church (Dartmouth)

St. Saviour`s is the town church of the ancient nautical town of Dartmouth in South Devon.

It is situated among the picturesque lanes of the old port, not far from the bustling quayside.

The church dates from 1286, when it was founded at the instigation of Edward I as the original parish church is some way away from the town. It was not, however, consecrated until 1372, as the Bishop resented his toes being trodden on.

The South porch has a wonderful door, covered in mediaeval ironwork showing the tree of life and Edward I`s lion symbols. It dates from the 13th century.

Also in the church are an extraordinary painted pulpit and an equally extraordinary painted screen.

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