St Peter's Church, Tiverton

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St Peter's Church, Tiverton
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St Peter's Church, Tiverton
50°54′20″N 3°29′20″W / 50.90556°N 3.48889°W / 50.90556; -3.48889Coordinates: 50°54′20″N 3°29′20″W / 50.90556°N 3.48889°W / 50.90556; -3.48889
Location Tiverton, Devon
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Deanery Tiverton
Archdeaconry Exeter
Diocese Diocese of Exeter

St Peter's Church, Tiverton is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England in Tiverton, Devon.


The church dates from the 1073. Several restorations have been undertaken, in 1825–1829 by G.A. Boyce, and in 1853–1856 by Edward Ashworth of Exeter.

The church was described by Nikolaus Pevsner as "a gorgeously ostentatious display of civic pride".[1] The building was designated as Grade I listed in 1952.[2]


The earliest records of organs in the church are in 1524, but the current organ dates from 1696 by Christian Smith. There have been subsequent modifications by Andrews and Shirland (1711), John Snetzler (1770), Henry Willis (1867) and Noel Mander (1967). A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[3]

The church is noted as being the location of the first performance of Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" which was performed by Samuel Reay at the wedding of Dorothy Carew and Tom Daniel on 2 June 1847.


  1. ^ The Buildings of England: Devon Nikolaus Pevsner.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter (1384949)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Devon Tiverton, St. Peter". The National Pipe Organ Register. The British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 

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