Church of St Mary, Bratton Clovelly - West Devon

Parish church. Mainly mid to late C14 although the chancel may be earlier, porch probably early C15; various repairs made in C19 and restored in 1891-2. Granite and slate rubble walls with granite dressings, tower is constructed of coursed dressed granite blocks of irregular sizes. Medieval structure enhanced by the remarkable survival of a large number of wall paintings. The church suffers from water ingress and there is some structural movement at the east end.

Church of St Mary, Bratton Clovelly - West Devon
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Mary
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1326312
  • Local Planning Authority: West Devon
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: West Devon
  • Parish: Bratton Clovelly
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Torridge and West 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 I, CA