LOXHORE, Devon – St Michael. 

Nave restored 1900

The Building News and Engineering Journal of February 1907 reported on the “extensive renovation” of this church.

The old plaster roof has been replaced by one with oak ribs, with carved bosses.  There is a new chancel arch in oak, with tracery, the tie-beam, supported by carved angels, being surmounted by an oak cross, with carved patress.  The old square-headed windows have given way to new windows in Doulting stone, filled in with cathedral glass, and at the west end of the church a carved-oak screen has been erected, forming a vestry.  The 15th-century oak pillars have received attention also.  A new block floor has been laid throughout the church.  The improvement scheme has cost about £800.  The architect was Mr. G. H. Fellowes Prynne, F.R.I.B.A., of Queen Anne’s Gate, and the contractors were Messrs. Bryant and Son, of Barnstaple.

The first photograph, courtesy of Roger Cornfoot, shows the interior of the church looking towards the sanctuary.  The second, thanks to Basher Eyre, shows the view looking towards the west end and the vestry screen.  Both images are from Geograph.org.uk