St Anne’s Chapel, Bucks Mill (Near Bideford)


St Anne’s Church is a small, Grade II listed church located in the village of Bucks Mills, near Bideford in North Devon, England.

It was built in the 19th century, between 1869 and 1870, as a replacement for an earlier chapel.

The church is dedicated to St Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary, and features a simple, rectangular nave, a bell cote and a chancel.

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What is the St Anne’s ChapelKnown for?

The church is known for its stained glass windows, which were designed by Frederick Drake and made by Powell & Sons of Whitefriars, London.

The windows depict scenes from the Bible and are some of the finest examples of Victorian stained glass in Devon.

The Other St Anne’s Church

To differentiate between St Anne’s Church in Buck’s Mills (Bucks Mills, EX39 5DN) and the one in Barnstaple, it’s important to note that they are two completely separate locations, with different addresses and postal codes.

While both are beautiful places of worship, St Anne’s Church in Buck’s Mills is located in a small hamlet on the coast, while the one in Barnstaple is located in the town centre.

Additionally, St Anne’s Church in Buck’s Mills is known for its stunning coastal location, with views of the sea, while the one in Barnstaple is known for its impressive architectural features and historic significance within the city.


Today, St Anne’s Church serves as the parish church for the small community of Bucks Mills and is open to visitors throughout the year.

You can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and admire the church’s architecture and stained glass windows. The church also holds regular services and events, such as concerts and exhibitions.

For more details, see their dedicated page here and the church is open at all times.

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