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2024, the centenary of the death of the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould, the Squarson of Lewtrenchard in Devon.

Aims of this group…

To coordinate the various parties with an interest in the life and works of the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould.

The Revd Sabine Baring-Gould (28 Jan 1834 – 2 Jan 1924) was a renowned Victorian author and scholar who was squire and parson of Lewtrenchard, in Devon from 1881 – 1924. He wrote and translated many hymns and carols such as – “Onward Christian Soldiers”, “Now the Day is Over” and “Gabriel’s Message”. He was an early collector and recorder of folk tunes and songs from the West Country such as “Widecombe Fair”.

As an antiquarian he studied the history of the South West and discovered, using early archaeological techniques, sites across Dartmoor and elsewhere.

He was a famous Victorian novelist writing hundreds of titles. The most popular such as “Mehalah”, “Red Spider” and “Margery of Quether” as well as books on the Saints and subjects as diverse as Icelandic sagas, local folklore and legends such as Werewolves and Vampires.

Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould
Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould