Church of St Mary Magdalene, Upper Union Street, Torquay - Torbay (UA)

Parish church. Built between 1843 and 1849 to the designs of A Salvin, by contractor Jacob Harvey. Altered and partly re-fitted under GG Scott 1881-82; further embellishment 1906 and 1927. Local grey limestone rubble with Bath stone dressings; slate roof. Rainwater goods all need overhauling. The church received a Listed Places of Worship Roof Repairs Grant in 2017 and rainwater goods have been overhauled. High level stonework in very bad condition and difficult to access. The clerestory stonework spalling badly. A rope access survey has identified these problems in more detail.

Church of St Mary Magdalene, Upper Union Street, Torquay - Torbay (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1219197
    Local Planning Authority:
    Torbay (UA)
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary Magdalene
    Street Name:
    Upper Union Street
    Locality:
    Torquay
    Unitary Authority:
    Torbay (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Torbay
    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*, CA