CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1330541

Date first listed: 29-Mar-1960

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Nov-1998

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS, CHURCH ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS, CHURCH ROAD

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

District: City of Plymouth (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SX 51723 53012

Details

PLYMOUTH

SX5153SE CHURCH ROAD, Plymstock 740-1/75/574 (South East side) 29/03/60 Church of St Mary and All Saints (Formerly Listed as: PLYMSTOCK Church of St Mary and All Saints)

GV II*

Parish church. Mainly C15. Local rubble with granite dressings; steep dry slate roofs with coped gable ends. PLAN: nave/chancel; N and S aisles, the N aisle with rood stair projection; S porch, plus C20 vestry on its right and W tower. EXTERIOR: diagonal corner buttresses; C15 windows with Perpendicular tracery or 4-centred arched lights, all 3-light windows except for 5-light chancel E window. Porch has 4-centred arched doorway with moulded rubble jambs. Embattled 3-stage tower with parapet of small merlons over a corbel table; offset corner buttresses and string courses; 3-light louvred windows to upper stage, clockface below, and 3-light traceried window over pointed, nearly round-arched moulded doorway. Taller embattled stair turret to NE corner. INTERIOR: plastered walls; 4-bay granite aisle arcades with 4-centred arches, the S arcade on octagonal piers; C19 scissor-braced roofs except for arch-braced roof over chancel; rood stair. FITTINGS: round Norman font of red sandstone with palmette frieze; chest made up from C16 panels, formerly part of a font cover; late C19 reconstruction of fine late medieval carved oak rood screen with 4-light traceried openings; 5 bays with central doorway to each section and some remains of original paint; fine C17 pulpit with tester sounding board with openwork obelisk and cresting. MONUMENTS: 2 fine C17 freestone and marble monuments to Harris family of Radford to E end of S aisle chapel: left-hand Baroque aedicule monument with segmental pediment and kneeling figure in front of oval panel with epitaph to John Harris 1677, and corner monument with coat of arms over enriched cornice on 3 Ionic columns, the centre column over a caryatid, also a C18 black and white marble monument to Harris family, with segmental pediment and fluted pilasters and C19 monument to the Hare family of the Retreat (qv) with 4 white ovals on a black background. STAINED GLASS: chancel E window: fine Pre-Raphaelite Te Deum of c1880, and in the S aisle, clear glass to patterned



leadwork of c1900. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 680 & 681).



Listing NGR: SX5172353012

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 473261

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 680-681

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