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by W.G.Hoskins (1954), included by kind permission of the copyright holder:

HORWOOD The church (St. Michael) is beautifully situated, commanding fine views of the Taw and Torridge estuary. It is a delightful little building, mostly c1500 in date. An excellent N. arcade of five bays leads into the Pollard aisle. An inscription which formerly existed in one of the windows showed that the original aisle was built by John Pollard and his wife Emma, daughter and co heir of John Doddescombe, probably c. 1400. The beautiful alabaster effigy in this aisle of a lady with a mitred or horned headdress, and a rich robe in which three figures of children are enfolded, is said to be that of Emma Pollard.

The furniture of the church is interesting: a number of excellent carved bench-ends in the nave (early 16th century); some plain bench-ends in the Pollard aisle which may well be older; a good pulpit (1635) and altar rails (17th century). Some ancient glass remains in the E. window of the Pollard aisle, and a considerable number of late medieval tiles in the floor.

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