CHURCH OF ST BRIDGET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1252406
Date first listed:
23-Aug-1957
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BRIDGET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BRIDGET

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

County:
Devon
District:
Torridge (District Authority)
Parish:
Virginstow
National Grid Reference:
SX 37700 92687

Details

SX 39 SE VIRGINSTOWE VIRGINSTOWE

5/70 Church of St Bridget

23.8.57

- 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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
435427
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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

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Date: 19 May 2003
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