Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Cowick Street, Exeter - Exeter

Church largely rebuilt in 1657. The west tower, south aisle and east end of north aisle are C17. Due to poor original design and lack of maintenance, roofs were in poor condition, rainwater goods failed and water penetrated parapet walls and gutters damaging the structure and decorative detail. A Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England Repair Grant for Places of Worship funded a first phase of repairs (2013). The Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship funded additional phases (2015 and 2017). Further work to the aisle roof and interior of the body of the church is still needed.

Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Cowick Street, Exeter - Exeter
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1169954
  • Local Planning Authority: Exeter
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Thomas the Apostle
  • Street Name: Cowick Street
  • Locality: Exeter
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: Exeter
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Exeter
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA