St Manaccus & St Dunstan

Madonna and Child Roof Boss – Photograph (PWDRO 116/61); after 1944

A plaque on the wall beneath the boss states that it commemorates Jane Frances Deborah Eagar (died 1944). The Madonna and child are posed in a style depicted in a painting by Guercino used many times by V. Pinwill, notably on the pulpit at St Mary’s Abbotsbury, Devon.

Altar – Photograph (PWDRO 116/61); 1949

The altar consists of three panels, each bearing a symbol of Christ in gold and silver, with the inscription ‘Gloria In Excelsis Deo’ beneath. It was the gift of Colonel and Mrs Jerram and their daughters in 1949 (Dixon, 1968).

Roof Bosses (4) and Roof Angels (2) – Photograph (PWDRO 116/61); after 1951

These six items are grouped together in nave roof just outside the sanctuary and appear to commemorate two people. One of the bosses bears the dates ‘1913’ and ‘1943’ and the initials ‘DWD’, while another has the dates ‘1886’ and ‘1951’ and the initials ‘MJD’. The bosses and angels augment earlier ones in the sanctuary roof, not carved by V. Pinwill.


Dixon, H. H. (1968) The Story of the Parish of Manaccan.

PWDRO 116/61 Photographs. Manaccan. Altar, panelling and memorial.