Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

The north and eastern fringes of Dartmoor's north moor are lined with villages and hamlets and their churches. Moving clockwise, the towers of Belstone, South Tawton, Throwleigh and then Gidleigh churches rise against the backdrop of high moorland. Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church is the most remote.

When researching Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church, they were renovating the interior but an information card within the church stated that 'a small Norman chapel was built [here] and would have occupied part of the area of the present church, which is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The oldest part of the building is the 13th century south wall of the chancel'. It went on to say that the church was rebuilt in the 15th century.

Apparently the 'churchyard is one of only a few in Britain bisected by a stream'!

We've positioned Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. There's limited parking outside.