Ilsham Manor Oratory, Ilsham Road, Ilsham - Torbay (UA)

Redundant oratory, part of the demolished medieval Ilsham Manor. Sited in the grounds of a school, which is now closed. Neglected and in poor condition, when assessed in 2012 the chapel was not in use. By 2015 large holes in the roof coverings had opened up and the rainwater goods were missing, causing significant water ingress. Historic England grant-aided a condition survey in 2016 and urgent repairs to the roof were completed with Historic England grant-aid in 2017. Repointing, window, and interior repairs remain to be tackled.

Ilsham Manor Oratory, Ilsham Road, Ilsham - Torbay (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: ILSHAM MANOR ORATORY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1206789
  • Local Planning Authority: Torbay (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Chapel


  • Building Name: Ilsham Manor Oratory
  • Street Name: Ilsham Road
  • Locality: Ilsham
  • Unitary Authority: Torbay (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Torbay
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Charity (non-heritage)