Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Church at Buckfastleigh was destroyed by arson in 1992 and none of its wooden artefacts survive, including those produced by V. Pinwill.

Reredos – Photograph (PWDRO 116/30); 1936

The reredos was a memorial to Mary White, Churchwarden, and was given by the Mother’s Union on St Luke’s Day 1936. This reredos was rather plain and may have been designed for a side altar. It should not be confused with a more elaborate one made by Herbert Read of Exeter in 1928 (DHC DEX/9/a/2/Buckfastleigh/7).

Wall Panel – Hedges (2005); 1930s

It is possible for the reredos listed above, being rather flat, to be described as a wall panel and so these two items may be one and the same.


DHC DEX/9/a/2/Buckfastleigh/7 Faculty. Buckfastleigh. Reredos.

Hedges, M. (2005) Ron Dustan, Woodcarver in West Country Churches. Dartmoor Society Newsletter 22, 14-19.

PWDRO 116/30 Photograph. Buckfastleigh. Panelling.