Church of Holy Cross, Highampton - West Devon

Parish church. C12 origins with c late C15 tower and the rest of the church rebuilt in 1837. Restored in 1876. The church suffers from water ingress and damp possibly associated with its very exposed position. The tower walls are damp; the parish and appointed architect are investigating the causes. Active insect infestation to ceiling timber ribs. Some roof slates cracked and missing. North west window buckled and missing glass.

Church of Holy Cross, Highampton - West Devon
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of Holy Cross
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1165844
  • Local Planning Authority: West Devon
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of Holy Cross
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: West Devon
  • Parish: Highampton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Central Devon
  • 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*