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11th to 20th October 2019

St Mary's Church, Totnes

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There are a number of long and short stay car parks in Totnes


The church has no toilets but the nearest public toilets toilets are on Market Square (approx two hundred yards from the church) and Coronation Road (at the bottom of Fore Street, opposite Morrisons)


There are a number of cafes and restaurants in Totnes. Booking is advisable at Anne of Cleaves restaurant (01803 863186) and Rumour Wine Bar (01803 864682) 


Totnes is a captivating town set on one of Britain’s most picturesque and historically significant waterways, the River Dart. Its a great place to visit any time of the year no matter what the weather brings. 

The Parish & Priory Church of St Mary was completed in 1450 and is at least the second church on this site, its predecessor being dedicated in 1259. There have probably been churches on the same site for over 1000 years.

The Priory attached to the church was dissolved in the sixteenth century and was a cell of a Benedictine Abbey in Angers, France. Sadly there is no longer any trace of the priory which stood to the northeast of St Mary’s and which was a cell of the Benedictine Priory at Angers in France and was founded by Judhael, a knight of William I.

Of particular interest to visitors are the magnificent 15th century stone screen; the Kempe stained glass window; the Willis organ built in 1861; the restored oak wagon roof; the fine brass candelabrum in the nave; the Blackhall monument and the memorial plaque to Walter Venning (1781-1821), Russian prison reformer.

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Thomas Trotter organ (Not on sale) 3:00 pm Thu, 18 Oct 2018 St Mary's Church, Totnes More Info