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Exeter St Pancras Church, Devon


  • Located in Exeter, Devon, South West England, England
  • Small, ancient church in the heart of Exeter's Guildhall Shopping Centre
  • 'The present St Pancras Church probably had its origins in a small church built by the Roman Christians, possibly as early as the fourth century AD. They dedicated the church to the 14-year [sic] old boy saint Pancras, who was martyred in 304 by the Emperor Diocletian. The plan of the church as it stands is almost identical to the Saxon church at Escombe, Durham. Evidence of a Saxon door was discovered when the church was repaired in the first half on the 19th Century, and some of the rough red stones built into the walls have survived from this early construction. Three carved fragments in particular can been seen high in the south wall of the church. Legend has it that St Boniface, aged seven, received his earliest education from Saxon Wolfhard in a nearby abbey, so may well have worshipped here around 680.' (Source: information board on site provided by the Guildhall Shopping Centre)
  • If Exeter St Pancras Church is of interest, also visit Exeter St Olave's Church, Exeter St Mary Steps Church, Exeter St Martin's Church, Exeter St Stephen's Church and Exeter St Petrock's Church. Clearly, Exeter Cathedral is a must. You might also want to explore St Catherine's Almshouses
  • Further afield, we'd recommend trips to Torre Abbey and Buckfast Abbey
  • Tiverton St Peter's Church is exceptional and offers a fascinating insight into the Devon woollen industry
  • By James Penman

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Exeter St Pancras Church, Devon


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