George Fellowes Prynne


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Holy Trinity (Ilfracombe Parish Church)

Restoration 1899:

  • Chancel restored and enlarged
  • Stalls designed
  • Dormer windows restored

These dormer windows are an interesting feature, and mark the original position of the rood screen. The carving was placed under Fellowes Prynne’s remit, replacing wooden infill boards. They allow for natural illumination of the decorative roof during daylight hours. Pevsner said of them:

To make this [ceilure] and the screen visible, 2 dormer windows are inserted, one N. and one S. these were remade in 1899 (Fellowes Prynne), but must have existed at least as early as the mid 18th century, and so probably are an original feature.

Additions 1922:

  • Panelling of War memorial
  • Litany desk

Additions 1924:

  • oak fittings to chapel
  • platform and step for altar rails
  • oak altar, 4 oak riddels, 2 angels on front posts (Lady chapel)
  • panelling on east wall (but NOT the angels)

All this work was carried out by Messrs. Dart and Francis.