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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: 1256926



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

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Newton Abbot

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Dec-1996

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 464432

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SX8770 LABURNUM ROAD, Milber 1012-1/11/172 (South side) CHURCH OF ST LUKE


Church. Begun 1936 and completed 1963, to the 1931 designs of Arthur Martin. MATERIALS: rendered walls with slate roofs; copper-clad tower roof. PLAN: planned in the form of a St Andrew's Cross, with 3 angled naves converging on the altar with an apsidal chancel. STYLE: Byzantine-Romanesque. EXTERIOR: round-arched 3-light windows to north and south sides of chancel. Squat crossing tower with pyramidal roof, shallow clasping buttresses and plat band meeting imposts of 2-light round-arched belfry windows; the tower has triangular projections with tall cavetto-moulded lights which connect to radiating chapels with similar 4-light windows. Chapels have, to west, similar 2-light windows and then angled links, each with segmental-arched surround to doorway, connected to outer faces of projecting west front; the west front has slightly projecting outer bays clasping recessed and gabled centre, with small round-arched light above continuous plat band and then large west window (round-arched and shouldered) above limestone ashlar surround framing central doorway and flanking 2-light square-headed windows; the outer projecting blocks have round-arched one-light windows. INTERIOR: of exceptional spatial quality, with the 3 naves radiating from the centre being linked together by arcades with granite columns, which are surmounted above by round-arched clerestorey windows; chapels are barrel-vaulted, and have granite columns with moulded capitals to deep rere-arches. The narthex is partitioned from the naves by a leaded glass screen, and has two staircases leading to the gallery above. Plain and severe design to high altar; pulpit is a later design, objected to by Arthur Martin who designed moveable lectern. Remarkable for its interior spatial quality and extraordinary centralised plan, which anticipates one of the principal characteristics of post-war planning. The design for the church was revealed to the vicar, J Keble Martin (brother of the architect and celebrated author of British Flora), in a dream. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SX8734470137

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SX 87344 70137


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