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

Location

    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