St Matthews Church in Butterleigh
|Butterleigh shown within Devon|
|Population||102 (2011 UK Census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Police||Devon and Cornwall|
|Fire||Devon and Somerset|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Butterleigh is a village in Mid Devon, England situated about three miles south east of Tiverton. The village includes a public house, village hall, award-winning blacksmith and is famous for its harvest home.
St Matthew's Church
In the church of St Matthew is a mural monument to Elizabeth Courtenay (d.1624), a daughter of Philip III Courtenay (1547-1611) of Molland by his wife Joane Boyes (d.1586), daughter of John Boyes of Kent. Elizabeth married in 1600 to the Hollander Peter Muden, a doctor of medicine, of Butterleigh. Shortly before 1600 Muden had enlarged the parish church and later erected the existing mural monument to his wife which contains a female effigy between two children with verse.
Media related to Butterleigh at Wikimedia Commons
- Vivian, Heralds' Visitations of Devon, p.251
- Lysons, Magna Britannia, Vol.6: Devon, 1822, Parishes: Bridestowe - Butterleigh, pp. 69-92 
- Polwhele, vol.2, p.256
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