Church of St Helen, Abbotsham - Torridge

Anglican parish church. Cruciform plan with early C13 nave and chancel; tower of c.1300 to north east and early C14 south chapel. Restored 1870. Coursed slatestone rubble with ashlar dressings; gabled slate roofs with C19 copings and kneelers. C15 waggon roofs, plastered walls. Pointed chamfered arches to transepts. Beautifully-carved reredos, and other good interior fittings. Water penetration through parapets and historic fractures to south tower wall causing rot to embedded timbers, fracturing and failure of masonry bonding to south transept gable end.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Church of St Helen
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1104408
    Local Planning Authority:
    Torridge
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Helen
    County:
    Devon
    District / Borough:
    Torridge
    Parish:
    Abbotsham
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Torridge and West Devon
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

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

Contact Details

Annie Evans 0117 975 0673