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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: 1252406



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

County: Devon

District: Torridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Virginstow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Aug-1957

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 435427

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5/70 Church of St Bridget


- II Parish church. C12 font, complete rebuilding of 1851 (datestone), circa early C20 internal alterations to the chancel. Stone rubble with slate roof, freestone dressings and rusticated quoins. Pre-archaeological lancet style with nave, chancel, south west porch, west bell turret. The chancel has a triple lancet east window, single lancets to the north and south sides, nave with 5 lancets to the north, 4 to the south side, with a gabled coped south west porch with chamfered 2-centred arched outer and inner doorways. The coped gabled west end bellcote rises from the ground at the west end in a buttress-like feature with set-offs and a pair of lancets. Interior The 1851 features are modest, the chancel stepped up and refurbished in the circa early C20. Plastered walls, simple chamfered chancel arch, 1851 roof of scissor-braced trusses. 1851 south west plank door with large false strap hinges. Set of 1851 rectangular bench ends with recessed panels, timber pulpit with pierced trefoil-headed panels, C20 timber altar and reredos. The font is probably C12, a simple bowl on a stem with a recut cable moulding. The church rebuilding was partly financed by the Reverend P Cann for whom the Rectory (qv) was built in 1845 (Whites). Although in the county of Devon Virginstowe Church is in the Diocese of Truro.

Listing NGR: SX3770092687

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Whites Directory' in Devon, ()

National Grid Reference: SX 37700 92687


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