Church of St Mary, High Street, Totnes - South Hams

Former priory church rebuilt 1430-60. Random Devonian rubble with red sandstone dressings, some pale limestone dressings and parapets, and sandstone tower. Tower stonework poor needing repointing and vegetation removal. North aisle parapet and stonework decaying. Ground gutters poor with north side broken. Rainwater goods need painting and vegetation removed. Internal damage to windows from rusty ferramenta (iron work) and damaged paint to north aisle east end on chancel south wall. Historic England has been in discussion with the church regarding proposals for repair and reordering.

Church of St Mary, High Street, Totnes - South Hams
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1236065
  • Local Planning Authority: South Hams
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: High Street
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: South Hams
  • Parish: Totnes
  • 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