Church of St Mary Steps, West Street, Exeter - Exeter

C15 fabric. Restored 1868-72 by Edward Ashworth. Chancel re-ordered 1966 by Lawrence King. Nave, chancel, south west tower, south aisle and chapel, north west vestry. The church is very compact, which reflects its constricted site just within the walls of medieval Exeter. Slate roofs. Red Heavitree stone in large blocks with limestone dressings. A National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant for Places of Worship funded the repair of the tower, completed in early 2018. There are cracks in the south east corner and the aisle roof structure and covering are poor. A further phase of work will be needed.

Church of St Mary Steps, West Street, Exeter - Exeter
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST MARY STEPS
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1224263
    Local Planning Authority:
    Exeter
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary Steps
    Street Name:
    West Street
    Locality:
    Exeter
    County:
    Devon
    District / Borough:
    Exeter
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Exeter
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA