Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1308702

Date first listed: 30-Jun-1961



Ordnance survey map of PARISH CHURCH OF ST NECTAN
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge (District Authority)

Parish: Ashcombe

National Grid Reference: SX 91218 79559



8/4 Parish Church of St Nectan 30.6.61


Parish church. Fabric probably largely C13, north aisle added in the C15. Substantial restoration of the 1820s by Salvin, interior refurbished 1885 (plaque in church). Stone rubble with slate roofs. Plan: C13 cruciform plan, most of the lancet windows are restored but may be copies of the Early English originals ; north aisle added in the C15. Restoration and some rebuilding by Salvin in the 1820s with Gothick interior details. Exterior: chancel with set-back buttresses and a probably C19 Perpendicular east window ; lancet window on the north side. Lancet window and one Y tracery early C19 window on the south side. Transepts with set back buttresses, the south transept with single lancets to the east and west walls and a C19 Perpendicular window to the south wall. North transept with triple lancet east window, C19 Perpendicular north window. The aisle has 2 3-light cusped windows with depressed arches ; similar windows to the nave. 3-stage tapering battlemented unbuttressed tower with an internal north west stair turret. The west face has a C19 door to left of centre and a ground floor window with C19 Y tracery ; 3-light C19 window above with a depressed arch. C19 south porch with diagonal buttresses and a chamfered arched outer doorway below a niche, early C19 inner doorway with a good early C19 Gothick door with blind tracery, ceiled wagon roof with plaster moulded ribs with small bosses. Interior: Plastered walls ; rounded moulded chancel arch on moulded responds with carved capitals. 1820s tower arch flanked by pairs of engaged shafts with bell capitals, the arch decorated with Gothick panelling and applied flowers. North arcade with rounded moulded arches on carved capitals and plaster pendants above the capitals in the spandrels. Ceiled wagon roofs, with moulded ribs, 1820s Gothick ornamental gables at junction of walls plates and lateral ribs. The chancel has a low trefoil-headed piscina on the south side and a C20 reredos: a rounded arch on the south side may be a tomb recess. Fine probably C17 chair (not English) in the chancel with inset panels. The nave has a good gilded timber eagle lectern dated 1735, on a big turned stem ; C19 octagonal font on a pink marble stem with slender black marble shafts openwork font cover. Interesting and unusual set of C16 or C17 benches wih bench ends carved with 2 tiers of blind tracery, the borders carved with grotesques, reptiles and snakes. Probably C17 chair with inlaid back in nave. Memorials Wall tablet in chancel to Jane Parkyns, died 1817, signed Jago and Davey of Dawlish. Glass Fragments of late medieval C17 and C18 glass, including some Flemish roundels, leaded into the east window in patterns, north transept east window with memorial date 1885 probably by Drake of Exeter. A rare example for Devon of a largely C13 church. Devon Nineteenth Century Churches Project.

Listing NGR: SX9121079558


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Legacy System number: 85667

Legacy System: LBS

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