CHURCH OF ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1108544
Date first listed:
09-Feb-1961
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY, CHURCH HILL

Map

Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1108544 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 15-Oct-2019 at 10:30:36.

Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY, CHURCH HILL

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

County:
Devon
District:
South Hams (District Authority)
Parish:
Kingswear
National Grid Reference:
SX 88223 51016

Details

SX 8851 KINGSWEAR CHURCH HILL

15/28 Church of St Thomas of Canterbury 9.2.61

- II Parish church since 1837, before which it was a Chapel of Ease from St Mary's Brixham. C14 tower of slate rubble is all that remains of the medieval (early C13) church. The remainder rebuilt in 1847 by J Hayward of Exeter in local limestone rubble with freestone dressings in a Decorated style. Slate roofs. Nave and chancel is one and south aisle with two-light north and south windows, four-light west windows and three-light east windows all in Decorated style, gabled south porch with moulded arch doorway. Hood moulds have carved head stops. Short C14 west tower on west end of north side of existing nave, with embattled parapet slightly corbelled on coved string. Late C19 lancet bell-openings, north window and clock face, and diagonal buttresses at base. Early C20 vestry in Arts and Crafts style on west side of tower incorporating some old wall on south side, and early C20 organ chamber on north side of chancel. Interior: four-bay south arcade with octagonal piers, moulded capitals and double-chamfered two-centred arches. Nave and aisle roofs have arched braces to collars, on carved and angel corbels, king-posts over the collars and two tiers of wind braces. Early C20 Arts and Craft mbulded arch to organ chamber on north side of chancel. Carved wooden pulpit and Arts and Crafts choir stalls and seating are of 1921. C15 octagonal font, with cusped quatrefoils containing shields, in poor condition. Coffin lid of circa late C13. Some C18 tombs slabs on floor of nave. In the porch there is a framed drawing of the church dated 1841 (before the rebuilding of 1847). Reference: B F Cresswell, Notes on Devon Churches, Deanery of Ipplepen pages 159 to 164.

Listing NGR: SX8822351016

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
100571
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Cresswell, B F, Notes on Devon Churches of the Deanery of Ipplepen, (1903), 159-164

Legal

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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 20 Aug 2006
Reference: IOE01/15745/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robert W Keniston. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].