Hello Boz, Yasmin, Seren, Manu, Jago and Lani! We have really enjoyed visiting wild ruins together as a couple, and thought it would be ever so fitting to suggest a little adventure to an amazing wild ruin near you. Maybe you could take a picnic! If and when you manage to visit it, please take a selfie for us <3 we love you xxx

 

St Andrew's Church
South Huish, TQ7 3EH

The 13th-century church at South Huish is tucked away down a snaking mass of lanes, flanked by high banked Devon hedges. In spring the lanes are full of primroses, a delicate, edible flower and the floral symbol for Devon. Visit later in the year, from early summer onward, and you'll find the church sprouting flowering red valerian. The church is run by the 'Friends of Friendless Churches' who preserved it as the stable ruin you see today. Although the church began life in the 13th century, much of it was built later, in the 15th. As the population of South Huish moved away to nearby Galmpton the church fell into ruin. By 1866 it was abandoned and a new church was built at Galmpton.

Map co-ordinates: 50.2555, -3.8318

Excerpt from 'Wild Ruins' by Dave Hamilton