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Statutory Address:

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South Hams (District Authority)
Newton and Noss
National Grid Reference:
SX 54994 47753


SX5447 AND SX5447 NEWTON AND NOSS NOSS MAYO 13/140 29/3/60 Church of St Peter


Parish church. 1882 by St Aubyn. Pink rock-faced coursed rubble with granite dressings. Scantle slate roofs with granite coping to gable ends which have apex crosses. Perpendicular style. Nave and chancel in one. Long north and south aisles with three-light Perpendicular panel tracery windows. Five-light Perpendicular east window. South porch with moulded two-centred arch, carved spandrels and label. West tower of three storeys with string courses and moulded plinth. Buttresses with set-offs set back from the corners. Embattled parapet. Polygonal stair turret over north west corner with battlements. Three-light Perpendicular traceried bell-openings. Four-light Perpendicular west window over west doorway with shields in the spandrels. Built on steep site with semi-circular conically roofed vestry on lower, north, side, overlooking Newton Creek on the estuary of the River Yealm. Interior: four-bay north and south arcades plus another bay in chancel to arcade chapels. Plastered walls with murals. Unceiled wagon roofs with carved bosses and with angels in the chancel. Elaborately carved contemporary furnishings including choir stalls, benches, screens, pulpit, lectern, font, altar rail and painted reredos.

Listing NGR: SX5499447753


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 26 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04434/14
Rights: Copyright IoE John Melling. Source Historic England Archive
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