ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PRESBYTERY (SION HOUSE)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1384851
Date first listed:
12-Feb-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
10-Apr-2000
Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PRESBYTERY (SION HOUSE), LONGDRAG HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PRESBYTERY (SION HOUSE), LONGDRAG HILL

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

County:
Devon
District:
Mid Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Tiverton
National Grid Reference:
SS 94760 13137

Details

TIVERTON

SS9413 LONGDRAG HILL, Tiverton 848-1/5/347 (South side) 12/02/52 Roman Catholic Church and Presbytery (Sion House) (Formerly Listed as: SOUTH MOLTON ROAD Roman Catholic Church and Presbytery)

GV II

Roman Catholic Church and attached presbytery. 1836-9, to the designs of GA Boyce, on land given by the Chichesters of Calverleigh Court. Church in Gothic Revival style and Sion House in Tudor Gothic Style. CHURCH EXTERIOR: 4-bay nave and 2-bay chancel, in Gothic Revival style with offset buttresses and hoodmoulds over windows and west door. Chancel has cinquefoil-headed lights, and 4-light east window with elaborate rose above similar lights. Nave has 2-light windows with quatrefoils above cinquefoil-headed lights; small quatrefoil light in west gable, above porch with offset corner buttresses and pointed moulded arch set on engaged shafts. CHURCH INTERIOR: has shallow 4-centred arch braces to ceiling; coloured glass borders to windows. PRESBYTERY EXTERIOR: of 2 storeys, symmetrically composed with double-gabled west front; this has flat-headed Gothic-style windows, the upper tier distinguished by the mouchettes set above ogee-arched cinquefoil-headed lights. Other elevations have mullioned windows, the left-hand gable adjoining the church having a crest set above mullioned windows with C16-style pointed-arched lights. PRESBYTERY INTERIOR: not inspected. A distinctive group by a notable local architect. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: 1989-: 811).





Listing NGR: SS9476013137

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
485310
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 811

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: 13 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12844/04
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