Church of St Edmund, Fore Street, Kingsbridge - South Hams

Large parish church of cruciform plan with transepts, north and south aisles to nave, chancel aisles and two-storey south porch. The C13 tower remains, church was rebuilt and dedicated 1414. Restored and extended 1849 and 1896. Internal decorations are in poor condition and have staining in numerous places. Staining below valley gutters that may be failing. Windows and stonework problems urgent. An application to the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repairs scheme in 2016 was unsuccessful.

Church of St Edmund, Fore Street, Kingsbridge - South Hams
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST EDMUND
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1165559
  • Local Planning Authority: South Hams
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Edmund
  • Street Name: Fore Street
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: South Hams
  • Parish: Kingsbridge
  • 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