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Church Micro - 4490 - Lustleigh

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Hidden : 11/03/2013
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Lustleigh is a small village nestled in the Wrey Valley, inside the Dartmoor National Park, Devon, SW England. It sits between the towns of Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead.



The village surrounds the Church and consists of some very old buildings many of which are thatched. Surrounding the Church is a village shop, a pub and a cottage Tea Room. 



The church of St John the Baptist is the village's church. It is at the centre of the village.

The oval shape of the churchyard suggests that a Romano-British burial ground may have first occupied this site. This conjecture is supported by the presence of Datuidoc's Stone in the north aisle (originally in the porch), dating from around AD 550-600.

The first part of the church, including the basic rectangle and the south porch, was built around 1250. The south chapel was added in the early 14th century by the Lord of the Manor, Sir William le Prouse. The church tower was built in the late 14th century. In the 15th century the north aisle was built, including removal of the north wall and replacing it with pillars.

The last major addition to the church was the vestry, built in Victorian times.

The church contains the remains of former Lustleigh residents. The graveyard is now full, and with the exception of those with family plots, new burials take place at the modern cemetery on Mill Lane. A memorial lamp, gifted by  (1849-1899) and his wife Edith (1859-1900), is now a Grade II listed object, and can be seen near the second waypoint.


At the Old Vestry You Will find a Date AB25
At the Bench You Will find a Date 1CD3
At the Memorial How many base levels have 8 sides (E)
Final - N.50 37.0(A+B)C W003 43.0(B-E)(D+E)

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