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INTERESTING HEAVITREE LANDMARKS

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29 Fore Street

Heavitree

Exeter

EX1 2QJ

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Three beautiful churches in Heavitree!

One, built in 1931, displays six green marble columns while inside there is marble saved from the demolition of Marley House on Woodbury Common. In the sanctuary are seven Italian Cippolino marble pillars around the green onyx altar. The bell tower houses a 4-ton bell (the third heaviest in the South West) and is 60 ft high - having lost half as much again due to a 1942 bomb. This church, known as the Blessed Sacrament, has ample parking and we are welcome to leave cars there while visiting the other churches - you will need a voucher for this and we must be out by lunch time !

Our second church is St Clare's dating back to 1418 and built to pray for the souls of those hanged outside. It is built of Heavitree stone and whitewashed within. We will also visit the hanging ground outside St Clare's and the General Gordon memorial.

There has probably been a place of worship on the top of the hill by the Heavitree Yew (heafod treow - corrupted to Heavitree) for over a thousand years. Priests served there in the 13th century. The church was altered in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries then extensively rebuilt in 1829 with a high ceiling, ornate stone carving and many fine examples of stained glass. A reredos from Gilbert Stephens and another commemmorating the end of the last war will delight.


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