The Church (no dedication), West Ogwell, Devon

West Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6EW
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A winding lane to an unexpected discovery

The winding lane that leads to this medieval church twists through the countryside, adding to the feeling of discovery when you arrive. The church has an atmosphere of remote obscurity which belies its closeness to Newton Abbot. The church stands on a knoll beside the former manor house (built in 1790). The exterior is severely plain - the chancel and nave date from about 1300, with the tower added in about 1400. The elegant interior, which has box pews, tiered benches in front of the tower screen and elegantly curved communion rails is mostly Georgian, apart from the medieval roof, thirteenth-century sedilia and a simple Jacobean pulpit. There are lovely views from the churchyard.

Make a donation to West Ogwell Church here or text 'WESTOG' to 70191 to donate £10. Thank you.

  • Access information
    Approached up track to Gaia House then across a grass slope to path through churchyard gate to south porch. Flagstone floor to porch with one step up from the churchyard. Access up grass to the churchyard and then up steps to the nave. Door and aisles are wide.
  • Facilities & Hire
    West Ogwell Church is available to hire for events and is a unique and beautiful venue. Due to its historic nature the church has no heating, electricity, running water or toilet facilities so thought needs to be given for events longer than a couple of hours (e.g. portaloo hire). West Ogwell Church can seat 60-100 people. If you would like to hire this church please contact us here.
  • Directions
    2 miles south west of Newton Abbot, off A381
  • Transport
    Nearest railway station: Newton Abbot (3 miles)
  • History & Further Information

    Useful 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.

    Cornwall, Devon & Somerset Guide The Church West Ogwell Guidebook


  • Volunteering Opportunities
    We are currently looking for volunteers at West Ogwell to help with research, interpretation and talks, fundraising and events organising. If you are interested in helping please email the Local Community Officer on [email protected].
  • Community information
    West Ogwell Church Plan

    Click the link above to download a copy of the Church Plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!

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