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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1104955



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: Torridge

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Jul-1990

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 91976

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LUNDY SS14SW Church of St Helena 1938-0/2/1 20/07/90 GV II -

Parish-church. 1896 by J. Norton for H.G. Heaven, the owner of Lundy Island. Granite ashlar. Slate roofs with crested ridge tiles and stone coped gable ends.

Plan: Nave with porch under tower of west end of north side of nave, chancel with transept vestry on north side. NW - SE orientation. Victorian Gothic Early English.

Exterior: Nave has 2-light plate tracery windows on north and south sides and 2 lancet west window with rose window above, its tracery blocked off. Transept vestry has 2-light window in gable and with plate tracery and lean-to porch in north east angle with shouldered head doorway. Large 3-stage unbuttressed north west tower with battlements, square stair turret with battlements in angle with nave, gargoyles at corners and large 2-light lancet bell-openings with trefoil heads and slate louvres. Clock face at first stage above niche containing figure of St Helena which is above the deeply chamfered 2-centred arch doorway to the porch, with wooden gates; the inner doorway has arch of 4 arches. Interior: Polychrome brick walls, red brick with black and white bands and diapering. Moulded stone chancel arch with dogtooth decoration and colonnettes on corbels supporting the capitals. Boarded roof, the principals on stone corbles. Furnishings by Hermes of Exeter. Reredos with 3 cusped arched on Purbeck marble colonnettes and with alabaster carving, the centre depicts the Last Supper. Piscina and sedilia. Altar rail with wrought iron standards. Low stone screen, carved stone pulpit and square font. The benches are complete including choir stalls. Carved wooden eagle lectern. Organ on south side of chancel. Circa late C19 stained glass east window, the tracery missing and stained glass in rose window at west end, one was designed and donated by Rev. H. Fleming St. John. Ornate wrought-iron lamp brackets on north and wouth walls of nave. Five bells from tower, now in porch, dated 1897. (Buildings of England:Pevsner N and Cherry B:Devon:542 - 543; A and M Langham:Lundy:l10 - 111).

Listing NGR: SS1378443951

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Langham, A, Langham, M, Lundy, (1970), 110-111
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 542-543

National Grid Reference: SS 13784 43951


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