Church of St Michael, Great Torrington - Torridge

Mainly Perpendicular with some fabric C13. Western end rebuilt 1646-51 following an explosion in the Civil War. Tower 1828, by WB Cock. Chancel with flanking vestries, nave with aisles, south west porch, west tower with spire. Mixed local rubble stones, limestone dressings with slate roofs. Lias stonework of tower very poor. Straight joints to arrises of spire, and rusting iron beams within. Counterweight structure rotting. The church was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for Places of Worship in 2016 and repairs are expected to be completed at the end of 2018.

Church of St Michael, Great Torrington - Torridge
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Michael and All Angels
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1104787
  • Local Planning Authority: Torridge
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Michael
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: Torridge
  • Parish: Great Torrington
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Torridge and West Devon
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA