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The Grand Western Canal flows past the silvered oak door.
Sheep chew up the churchyard, often butting open the door to see what’s inside...

Salmon pink walls, a stripey screen stencilled with stars and pouting cherubs...

Ayshford Chapel is a true Devonshire doozy.

A chapel has been on this site since at least 1282, but the current building dates to the 15th century. It was built as a private chapel for the Ayshford family who lived right next door in Ayshford Court.

The limestone rubble walls are peppered with quatrefoil panels that fill the putlog holes. Tall Perpendicular windows pour light into the chapel. A single bell hangs in the turret, inscribed ‘The Bell is Henry Ayshford’s 1657’.

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By the 1860s, St Andrews, South Huish was showing its age.

During a service, high winds blew in a pane of glass. Shards narrowly missed Fr Hole, the officiant.

It was the death knell for the church...

But not before it gave up one final secret hidden in its walls...

Fr Hole stopped all services.

To repair the church they were quoted £300. That sort of money simply wasn’t available. It would be cheaper to build a new church.

(How cheaply could you build a church in the 19th-c?!)

Fr Hole set about dismantling St Andrew’s bit-by-bit…

The 14th-century font and marble tablets were relocated to the new church at Galmpton.

The ancient stoup found its way to Salcombe church.

The 16th-century painted screen was sold to Mr Ilbert of Bowringsleigh for 20 guineas.

The Earl of Devon bought the pews.

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For the record, thread about Devon County Council (DCC) scrutiny committee held on 26th September, at which #libraries were discussed.
Presenting report from Libraries Unlimited were Libraries Unlimited CEO, Alex Kittow; DCC Commissioner Simon Kitchen; and the councillor whose portfolio includes libraries, Cllr Roger Croad.
1. Last year scrutiny asked that going forward Libraries Unlimited should provide Key Performance Indicator of children's issues, and also provide the number of professional staff employed in Devon Libraries...
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So I’ve been wanting to be play this game..Finally going to do it...
1. (#Damon & #Elena) #Delena |You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger..#TVD
2. (#Liam & #Steffy) #STEAM | No one can stop us. You know why? Because we are written in the damn stars.
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Less than 4 weeks to go until our #christmas #charity #motorbike rides supporting @CHSW - in #bristol #devon and #plymouth -Sat 2nd December
There's no charge to attend and all bikes, trikes and scooters are welcome to join us - all donations are welcome and 100% donated to @CHSW
Decorate yourself and your bike and help raise some smiles while supporting your local children's hospice.
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