MONKLEIGH

st georges church monkleigh one of the only surviving red phone boxes in monkleigh devon
St Georges Church
One of the few red phone boxes left in the country
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NORTH DEVON EVENTS

Extract from Devon by W.G.Hoskins (1954), included by kind permission of the copyright holder:

MONKLEIGH is a pleasant village on high ground immediately W. of the Torridge valley. There are fine views all over the parish. The church (St. George) is an interesting building, restored in 1862-3, with a splendid tower that is a landmark for miles around. The fabric was being rebuilt in 1423 when Sir William Hankford of Annery made his will, leaving money for the completion and maintenance of the S. aisle on condition that he and his heirs should have a burial place there.

A parclose screen, with late and rich detail, shuts off the Annery chapel from the rest of the S. aisle. Dame Anne St. Leger founded a chantry in this chapel after 1537 and the screen may date from then. There are a number of well carved bench-ends in the Annery aisle, bearing the emblems of the Passion and the arms of Annery families; and a considerable number of late medieval tiles in both the nave and the aisle.

GOOGLE STREET VIEW THE BELL INN MONKLEIGH

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THE CHAMPION FAMILY - HISTORIC PHOTOS OF A MONKLEIGH FAMILY AND OF THE VILLAGE

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