The Church of the Holy Cross was built in 1529 with a spire on top of the church tower. This, however, was struck by lightning in 1689, and the consequent major fire, which melted the bells, necessitated the rebuilding of the top stage of the tower in brick. It also destroyed painted windows which bore the arms of the Cruwys family. The repairs, which also involved a new roof and new pews, took thirteen years to complete.
There was also a chapel belonging to Cruwys Morchard House which was the burial place of the Cruwys family but the chapel was destroyed by Oliver Cromwell and it is believed that many family monuments were destroyed at the same time.
Fine floats from farmers ; I attended Tiverton Carnival on Saturday evening. May I congratulate the two Young Farmers Clubs (Cruwys Morchard and Bampton) - two of the three big floats that paraded.
Sep 28, 2010; I attended Tiverton Carnival on Saturday evening. May I congratulate the two Young Farmers Clubs (Cruwys Morchard and Bampton) -...