The centre of the village was rebuilt in brick immediately after a fire on 16 April 1856 which destroyed 24 dwellings.
The church is dedicated to all of the saints and is a fine building of the 14th century. It is built of red sandstone and the arcades are of Beer stone. According to John Betjeman "the full-aisled Devon plan at its best". The tower is handsome and the rood screen is massive and stately with ancient colour and a good series of figure-paintings. The pulpit is medieval and the reredos is by Charles Eamer Kempe. The adjacent almshouses were built in 1875.
- Bond, Ann (2012). "The 'Great Fire' of Kenton and the Victorian Rebuilding: the making of a distinctive architectural heritage". Aspects of Devon History. Devon History Society. pp. 265–77. ISBN 978-0-903766-02-9.
- Betjeman, John, ed. (1968). Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches; the South. London: Collins. p. 162.
- "Le comité de Jumelage" (in French). saintlambertdulattay.fr. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- "Jumelage" (in French). linkebeek.info. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
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