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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: 1244521



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: 14-Oct-1991

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Nov-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 473382

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SX4854 EXETER STREET, Plymouth 740-1/58/367 (South side) 14/10/91 Church of St John the Evangelist (Formerly Listed as: SUTTON-ON-PLYM EXETER STREET Church of St John the Evangelist)


Anglican church. 1851-5 by B Ferrey; N Lady Chapel 1883, rebuilt 1955. Roughly coursed and squared limestone with ashlar dressings; dry slate roofs with coped gable ends. STYLE: Early Pointed. PLAN: nave, N and S aisles, Lady Chapel annexe to N aisle, N and W porches, tower to E end of N aisle. EXTERIOR: corner angle buttresses; aisles with 2-light windows with plate tracery; chancel 4-light E window with sexfoil tracery; lancets to sides; 2-light end aisle windows with bar tracery and hoodmoulds, all windows cusped. Pointed-arched moulded doorways, E porch doorway with head stops to hoodmoulds and stepped lancets over; cusped rose window above E gable of nave. Lady Chapel has lancets to N wall and cusped W rose window. 3-stage tower has weathered corner buttresses and louvred 2-light traceried windows with hoodmoulds; broach spire with lucarnes springing from narrower upper stage; moulded pointed arched N doorway. INTERIOR: plastered walls and open timber scissor-truss roofs; tall moulded chancel arch without capitals; 5-bay arcades with octagonal piers. FITTINGS: font of polished limestone; high altar reredos of 1869 with carved figures; former chancel screen of ironwork on wooden traceried base, now forms screen to Lady Chapel; octagonal pulpit of 1869 with top panel open trefoils painted c1900 in Quattrocento style; octagonal font in squat early English style with carved cover by Pinwell sisters; S chapel screen of 1914 with triptych painted in quattrocento style; screen between chancel and vestry has bar tracery to glazed arcade above bench. STAINED GLASS: E window with evangelists 1865 by Hardman; 3 x S aisle windows of 1867-70 and former E window of 1862 now in S aisle. HISTORY: Ferrey was a pupil of AWN Pugin. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 643-4; Power WJ: A Layman's View of Some Plymouth Churches: 1977-: 55).

Listing NGR: SX4874254429

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 643-644
Power, W J , A Laymans View of Some Plymouth Churches, (1977), 55

National Grid Reference: SX 48742 54429


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