Church of St Mary Magdalene, The Churchyard, South Molton - North Devon

Large parish church mainly C15, restored in C19. The stonework has started to decay and the roofs are in bad condition. Water ingress to the interior is causing continuing damage. The church was been awarded a maximum Listed Places of Worship Roof Repairs Grant and during 2018 the south aisle, south transept and Lady Chapel roofs have been re-slated. Further funding is still required.

Church of St Mary Magdalene, The Churchyard, South Molton - North Devon
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1317855
  • Local Planning Authority: North Devon
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene
  • Street Name: The Churchyard
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: North Devon
  • Parish: South Molton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Devon
  • 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

Contact Details

Annie Evans 0117 975 1308

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England