CHURCH OF ST PETROCK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1333084
Date first listed:
04-Oct-1960
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETROCK

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETROCK

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

County:
Devon
District:
Torridge (District Authority)
Parish:
Petrockstow
National Grid Reference:
SS 51319 09162

Details

PETROCKSTOWE PETROCKSTOWE SS 50 NW 8/55 Church of St Petrock - 4.10.60 GV II* Parish church. C14 aisle and C15 tower, the rest rebuilt in 1878 - 80 by J. F. Gould. architect and Hedland and Grant of Torrington, builders. Roughly coursed stone rubble walls with granite quoins to tower. Gable-ended slate roofs. Plan: nave, north and south aisles, south porch and west tower. The church was largely rebuilt in 1878 - 80 apart from the C15 tower and C14 north arcade as well as some re-used features from the earlier church which suggest a Norman origin. Exterior: 3-stage crenellated tower with obelisk finials and diagonal buttresses. Segmental arched belfry lights. 4-centre arched granite west doorway with roll and hollow moulding. West window is currently (1987) boarded up. North aisle has 3- light Perpendicular window at west end, 2 very large Perpendicular style restored windows and a smaller Decorated style window on the north wall. Buttresses between windows and at either end. Lean-to C19 vestry in angle with chancel has shouldered head doorway on north wall. 3-light C19 Decorated style east window with buttresses to either side and below. Similar 2-light window on south side of chancel and taller one at east end of south aisle. South wall also has similar style windows apart from C15 style square-headed window to east of porch. Gabled south porch set in angle between nave and west end of south aisle has coping to gable terminating in cross finial with image niche below and 4-centred chamfered arch. Interior: probably re-used C14 pointed arch south doorway. C14 arcade to north aisle has octagonal piers with tall pointed double chamfered arches springing from chamfered capitals. C19 arch beyond arcade dividing chancel from organ chamber. South arcade is imitation of north arcade. Tower arcn has 4-centred double cnamfered head and rubble piers. Restored wagon roofs to nave, aisles and chancel. 5-sided pulpit dated 1631 with panelled sides and strapwork carved at the top of each. In chancel is Norman pedestal piscina hollowed from a cushion capital witn circular shaft. Norman square font with central column and 4 corner shafts with arcading and flower head decoration to sides. C16 pyramidal ornately carved and'crocketted font cover. Old glass in vestry window depicts heraldic shields connected with Yeo of Heanton Satchville in the parish. Other glass by Kempe. Sources: White's Directory - 1878; Beatrix Cresswell: Churches in the Deanery of Torrington

Listing NGR: SS5131909162

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
91029
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Cresswell, B F, Notes on Devon Churches in the Deanery of Torrington, (1925)
'Whites Directory' in Whites Directory, (1878)

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: 27 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/11686/33
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