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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: 1130037



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


District: City of Plymouth

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Mar-1960

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 473251

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SX5455NE 740-1/50/464 29/03/60

PLYMOUTH CHURCH ROAD, Plympton St Maurice (North side) Church of St Maurice

(Formerly listed as Church of St Thomas)


Parish church. Mainly C15, the tower rebuilt 1446, restored 1878 by EH Sedding; nave roof 1905 copied from original roof by Hine and Odgers. Rubble walls with granite dressings; dry slate roofs. PLAN: nave; chancel; N and S aisles; W tower and 2-storey S porch; C20 vestry to SW corner. EXTERIOR: buttressed bays with C15 mostly 3-light windows with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmoulds. Porch has angled buttresses, embattled parapet with moulded cornice; S wall has 2-light window with trefoil-headed lights over 3 stepped cusped niches, and there is a moulded 4-centred arched doorway with square hoodmould. N doorway has moulded 4-centred arch with carved spandrels and square hoodmould; pinnacled niche with statue above doorway. Embattled tower of 2 tall stages with string dividing stages and slender corner pinnacles, the parapet over a moulded cornice; offset corner buttresses; octagonal stair turret; 2-light louvred windows to upper stage; clockfaces to N and S sides, and W wall with 3-light traceried window over moulded 4-centred arched doorway. INTERIOR: 1905 waggon roof; 4-bay arcades with standard A (Pevsner) piers and depressed moulded arches. Built into the base of the 2nd pier from the east of the S arcade are steps and the base of a C15 pulpit. C19 wall paintings to St Thomas a Becket and St Maurice. FITTINGS: good C17 octagonal panelled pulpit; carved oak bench ends in the style of medieval bench ends dated 1879; small wooden font on tall pedestal and carved oak screens. MONUMENTS: monument to Joshua Reynolds by James Hine, with portrait medallion by F Derwent Wood, erected 1904. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 683).

Listing NGR: SX5458255759

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 683

National Grid Reference: SX 54582 55759


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