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South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 74070 61551



6/53 Church of St Mary

9-2-61 - I

Parish church. C13 enlarged in C15 by addition of aisles and enlargement of transepts. Restored probably circa 1860s. Roughcast stone with slate roofs. Nave and chancel in one with five-light perpendicular east window. Aisles have Y-tracery windows except for east windows on north and south sides which are perpendicular three-lights. North and south transepts have Y-tracery. South doorway has moulded two centred arch and nail-studded plank door. South porch with similar arch and slate sundial on gable dated 1808. West tower with batter, diagonal buttresses at base, carbelled embattled parapet and short recessed stone spire with small lucarnes. Lancet bell-openings, two with trefoil heads. Three-light perpendicular west window and two-centred chamfered arch west doorway.Stair turret on south east corner of tower. Interior: Three bay north and south arcades plus one smaller bay in chancel, with double chamfered two centred arches octagonal piers with octagonal capitals. Unmoulded two centred tower arch. Nave, aisles and transepts have C15 waggon roofs with moulded ribs and carved bosses. Chancel has late C19 waggon roof. Internally the walls are entirely plastered and have circa 1860s incised and painted decoration. C15 roof screen across nave and aisles, rebuilt in late C19 resusing some of the original carved work. The parclose screens are largely intact. Circa late C17 panelled octagonal pulpit on later base. C12 font of red sandstone with fluted round bowl with frieze of incesed semi-circles and cushion base. Tiling signed by Henry and Webb. The other furnishings and seating are Victorian. STained glass of 1840 is unusual. Monuments: Slate tablet to Elizabeth Cary 1671 in chancel. C17 and C18 slate and marble tomb slabs in the aisles.

Listing NGR: SX7407061550


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

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Date: 16 Mar 2007
Reference: IOE01/16397/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Keith Mackenzie. Source Historic England Archive
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