Church of St Sylvester, Chivelstone - South Hams

Parish church. C15 restored in late C19 or early C20. Slatestone rubble walls. Gabled slate roofs. Good collection of medieval joinery. Small, rural parish church with a number of problems which add up to a significant amount of work: roofs, rainwater goods, damp ingress and structural movement all need addressing. The congregation has made an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund in summer 2018 for work to address structural and waterproofing issues.

Church of St Sylvester, Chivelstone - South Hams
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Sylvester
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1108470
  • Local Planning Authority: South Hams
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Sylvester
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: South Hams
  • Parish: Chivelstone
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Totnes
  • 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 II*