St Peter's Church, Satterleigh, Devon
- What's nearby
A tiny rural gem
The church of St Peter lies deep in the country in the hills above the river Mole.
A creaking medieval door opens into a charming interior, with a panelled oak roof, carved pulpit, reading desk and beautiful painted texts. Above the pews, the 24 hat pegs are a reminder of the congregation's size - the church holds no more than 40.
On a sunny day, pretty windows scatter light on the rough, limewashed walls. There is a fifteenth-century font and pretty Victorian tiles.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Legendary hilltop church with a perfect interior
From farmyard track up 7 steps and cobble path to south porch, or via 2 steps and concrete path along churchyard wall to churchyard gate. Cobbles continue into the porch without a step although the doorway is only 73 cms wide.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
4 miles south west of South Molton, off B3226
Nearest railway station: Portsmouth Arms (2.9 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?
You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Cornwall, Devon & Dorset County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Cornwall, Devon & Dorset. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
- Community information