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Great Torrington
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Aug 13, 2019
“Hugely historical Church”
Nov 15, 2017
“Torrington's Centre piece.”
Church Walk | Centre of Town, Great Torrington EX38 8BN, England
+44 1805 622166
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St Michael's is a lovely church almost hidden in the centre of Great Torrington, it is sizeable and well maintained, with a small amount investigation you can an unearth all sorts of interesting history including its use as a prison. To learn more about it 1646 Centre 300 yds
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Loads of history here, dating back to the 1600s, one of the final battles of the English Civil War when the Cavalier defenders were on their last stand here. Ammunition and Gunpowder were stored in the Church and suddenly a massive explosion following an act of treachery and
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Set in a back alley away from the main street this is an oasis of quiet. Loved looking at the memorials, especially the two battlefield crosses from WWI. Some nice religious furnishings too. There was a useful guide leaflet for sale and the church is open during the day.
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the church was open and very old it has an interesting history linked to the civil war and a tradgdy that happened there in 1600
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How many churches had Thomas Woolsey (later cardinal) as their vicar? How many churches were partially blown up in an 'accident' during the English Civil War and re-built in 6 years following a national appeal? A beautiful, prayerful building set amid the North Devon rolling
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