Church of St Michael, Main Street, Blackawton - South Hams

Parish church. C14 chancel and possibly tower; nave and aisle rebuilt c later C15 or early C16. Restored in 1887, 1893, 1895 and 1898. Local shale rubble with granite and some red sandstone dressings slate roof. The church is generally well-maintained and the roofs are all in good condition. However the tower masonry is damp and friable. Steeplejacks have undertaken emergency tower repairs but it still needs further work.

Church of St Michael, Main Street, Blackawton - South Hams
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Michael
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1108023
  • Local Planning Authority: South Hams
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Michael
  • Street Name: Main Street
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: South Hams
  • Parish: Blackawton
  • 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 I