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St Michael and All Angels' Church

Tavistock Road, Princetown, Devon, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RE, England
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How refreshing to find a church whose doors were unlocked during the day. The church was empty and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wosiego
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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Very cold in and out

A bitterly cold day for our visit, frozen dusting of snow outside. Interesting history in the... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Fermentingtom
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Tavistock Road, Princetown, Devon, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How refreshing to find a church whose doors were unlocked during the day. The church was empty and very peaceful. We looked around at our leisure and had time to sit and reflect on things. Very pretty to look at outside and a well kept...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

A bitterly cold day for our visit, frozen dusting of snow outside. Interesting history in the graveyard headstones, local residents as well as prisoners from Dartmoor Prison across the road, also prisoners from the Napoleonic war with France and 1812 war with America, some of...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This historic church held a Christmas Carol Service this week. A sadly rare occasion as this church no longer holds regular services as it now belongs to the Conservation Trust. After which the ladies of the WI served Mulled wine and Mince Pies. A raffle...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This Church, like Dartmoor prison was built by the French prisoners of war, and there are several rows of numbered prisoners graves, very cold place in the winter, and is used from time to time, just recently the road side wall has been re-pointed and...More

Thank Brian G
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

There was a lot to read about and things I didn't know and I live in the village. The church yard is also very interesting. A very peaceful church but very cold.

Thank Sherry L
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We stopped by for about 10 minutes before a tour we booked in the morning. The church is well maintained and pretty, and the cemetery outside gives an indication about just how old and how much history there is here. The church is something you...More

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

When visiting this Church be sure to look at the books with the detailed war service history of some of the local people. A project into which someone has put a lot of time. Well tended graveyard appears to still be in use.

Thank jamesfurze
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

This church was built by French prisoners in 1814 and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. There is not a lot of interest inside the church, but in the churchyard there are several rows of small, neat gravestones which mark the...More

Thank mjc404
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

A historic Dartmoor church built by prisoners of war. This simple, slender-towered moorland church was built between 1812-14 by prisoners captured in the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812 with the United States and held at nearby Dartmoor Prison. In a location once described...More

Thank Trev B
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