St David's Church, Exeter

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St David's Church, Exeter
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St David's Church, Exeter
Coordinates: 50°43′39″N 3°32′18″W / 50.72750°N 3.53833°W / 50.72750; -3.53833
LocationExeter
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
Websitestdavidschurchexeter.org.uk
History
DedicationSt David
Architecture
Heritage designationGrade I listed[1]
Architect(s)W. D. Caroe
Groundbreaking1897
Completed1900
Administration
ParishExeter St David's with
St Michael and All Angels
DeaneryChristianity
ArchdeaconryExeter
DioceseExeter
ProvinceCanterbury

St David's Church, Exeter is a church in Exeter, Devon. It is a Grade I listed[1] building.

History[edit]

There has been a church on this site since the late Anglo-Saxon period. The current building was completed in 1900 and was described by John Betjeman as "the finest example of Victorian church architecture in the south west". The previous church on the site was started in 1816 and was built in a Greek Doric style but burnt down in 1890.[2]

Organ[edit]

The first organ was installed in 1817 and was by William Thomas. This was later transferred to Sidmouth Methodist Church.

The current organ was installed in 1902 by Hele and Co. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St David  (Grade I) (1267226)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  2. ^ "St David's Church". Exeter Memories. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  3. ^ "NPOR N10540". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 28 August 2015.

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