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

Location

    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