CHURCH OF ST MARY'S

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1328823
Date first listed:
12-Feb-1975
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY'S, CHURCH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY'S, CHURCH ROAD

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

District:
Isles of Scilly (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
St. Mary's
National Grid Reference:
SV 90658 10584

Details

ST. MARY'S

SV9010 CHURCH ROAD, Hugh Town 1358-0/8/41 (North side) 12/02/75 Church of St. Mary's

GV II

Anglican Parish Church. 1836-1838 for Augustus Smith, Lord Proprietor of the Islands. Coursed granite ashlar; stone-coped gabled slate roof. Plan of single-vessel chancel and 7-bay nave with north tower. Early Pointed Gothic Revival style. Plinth, cill course and offset angle buttresses and corbel tables. Chancel has 3 east lancets with hood moulds. Similar lancets to 7-bay returns. West front has 3 graduated lancets above concave-moulded pointed-arched doorway with hood mould. Tower of 3 stages with similar buttresses framing recessed bays with similar corbel tables,lancets, paired lancets to bell stage and clock. Interior: simple chamfered chancel arch and some original panelling to chancel. Unusual seating with nave arranged as 3 ranks of stalls on either side of central aisle with some nave benches in 2 stalls and returned against west gallery supported on brackets. Queen-post trusses supported from arched struts on wall posts on granite brackets; plastered ceiling divided into compartments by joists and purlins. Coloured and gilded wooden lion from the flagship of Sir Cloudesley Shovel, wrecked in 1707. East window attributed to C.E. Kempe 1887; west window by A.C. Ward 1937; two north windows by Alfred Wilkinson 1967. (P Laws: The Buildings of Scilly: Redruth: 1980-: 14; Buildings of England: Pevsner, N and Ratcliffe, E: Cornwall: London: 1951-1970: 209).

Listing NGR: SV9065810584

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
62482
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Laws, P, The Buildings of Scilly, (1980), 14
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cornwall, (1951), 209
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970), 209

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: 18 Jun 2007
Reference: IOE01/16762/29
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