Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Rattery - South Hams

Parish church. C13, enlarged in C15 by addition of aisles and enlargement of transepts. Restored probably c1860s. Roughcast stone with slate roofs. Internally the walls are entirely plastered with unique incised and painted decoration. This has been affected by previous high level roof leaks and more so from rising damp retained by hard cementitious external pointing which is causing significant salt damage internally. The parish has begun to plan a campaign of repair and to consider sources of funding.

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Rattery - South Hams
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Mary
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1147626
  • Local Planning Authority: South Hams
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: South Hams
  • Parish: Rattery
  • 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