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ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PRESBYTERY (SION HOUSE)

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PRESBYTERY (SION HOUSE)

List entry Number: 1384851

Location

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PRESBYTERY (SION HOUSE), LONGDRAG HILL

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tiverton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Apr-2000

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 485310

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History

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Details

TIVERTON

SS9413 LONGDRAG HILL, Tiverton 848-1/5/347 (South side) 12/02/52 Roman Catholic Church and Presbytery (Sion House) (Formerly Listed as: SOUTH MOLTON ROAD Roman Catholic Church and Presbytery)

GV II

Roman Catholic Church and attached presbytery. 1836-9, to the designs of GA Boyce, on land given by the Chichesters of Calverleigh Court. Church in Gothic Revival style and Sion House in Tudor Gothic Style. CHURCH EXTERIOR: 4-bay nave and 2-bay chancel, in Gothic Revival style with offset buttresses and hoodmoulds over windows and west door. Chancel has cinquefoil-headed lights, and 4-light east window with elaborate rose above similar lights. Nave has 2-light windows with quatrefoils above cinquefoil-headed lights; small quatrefoil light in west gable, above porch with offset corner buttresses and pointed moulded arch set on engaged shafts. CHURCH INTERIOR: has shallow 4-centred arch braces to ceiling; coloured glass borders to windows. PRESBYTERY EXTERIOR: of 2 storeys, symmetrically composed with double-gabled west front; this has flat-headed Gothic-style windows, the upper tier distinguished by the mouchettes set above ogee-arched cinquefoil-headed lights. Other elevations have mullioned windows, the left-hand gable adjoining the church having a crest set above mullioned windows with C16-style pointed-arched lights. PRESBYTERY INTERIOR: not inspected. A distinctive group by a notable local architect. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: 1989-: 811).





Listing NGR: SS9476013137

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 811

National Grid Reference: SS 94760 13137

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