St Michael and All Angels' Church
Tel: 0117 9291766
Entry is by donation only
AboutA historic Dartmoor church built by prisoners of war…
This simple, slender-towered moorland church was built between 1812-14 by prisoners captured in the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812 with the United States and held at nearby Dartmoor Prison.
In a location once described as 'unquestionably the bleakest place in Devon', the church stands 436 metres above sea level in a wild and fascinating churchyard and looks out across open moorland.
The stunning stained and painted East Window depicts the life of Christ and was donated to the church in memory of the American prisoners who helped to build it.
Why not combine your visit with a stop at one of Princetown’s cafes, take advantage of stunning walks through the surrounding open moorland or visit the nearby Prison Museum?
To visit other historic churches in Devon and across the South West visit The Churches Conservation Trust’s website at www.visitchurches.org.uk
Children & Infants
- Facilities for children - Accept children of all ages
- Dogs Accepted
- Event venue
- In countryside
- In town/city centre - The church is located 2 mins walk from the centre of Princetown
- Indoor Attraction - Historic church
- Outdoor Attraction - Historic graveyard
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge) - A pay and display car park is nearby
- Parking (free) - Limited free street parking
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
Map & Directions
Nearest railway station: Bere Alston (9.8 miles)
OS Reference: SX 587 737
Public Transport Directions
4 miles east of Tavistock, off B3557 at Princetown
|St Michael and All Angels Church (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* Open every day from 10.00 to 16.30