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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

CHURCH OF ST BARTHOLOMEW - BOW

BOW VILLAGE CHURCH
The church of St Bartholomew at the village of Bow is in the Diocese of Exeter in the county of Devon. The church is oddly distant from the main part of the village and is not easy to find.
It is thought to have been built in the year 1170 by Sir William de Tracey as a penance for his role in the martydom of St Thomas a Beckett.
The church has been expanded from the original building. It was first dedicated to St Martin and was changed
to St Bartholomew in the 19th century although the reasons were not recorded.

One point of interest is regarding the altar rails. Apparently these cost £5 in 1680 plus an additional fee of 3/- for the horse transport that brought them from Crediton.

Well that makes you reflect on inflation.......

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