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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bovey Tracey, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5876 / 50°35'15"N

Longitude: -3.678 / 3°40'40"W

OS Eastings: 281310

OS Northings: 77775

OS Grid: SX813777

Mapcode National: GBR QM.H8S2

Mapcode Global: FRA 375J.4XW

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097428

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84478

Location: Bovey Tracey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bovey Tracey

Built-Up Area: Bovey Tracey

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bovey Tracey St John with Heathfield

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

BOVEY TRACEY ASHBURTON ROAD, Bovey Tracey
SX 87 NW

5/35 Church of St John the
- Evangelist

GV II*

Parish church. 1851-3 by R C Carpenter, architect. Squared rubble stone with
ashlar dressings. Red-tiles roof with crested ridge. Nave, chancel, north and
south aisles, south porch, vestry, church hall. Aisle and chancel windows have 2-
centred arches and are of 2-lights with a version of Geometrical tracery. East
window has 2-centred arch and 3 ogee-headed lights with a kind of rose motif above.
West gable has a central projection flanked in its lower stage by buttresses. The
narrower upper stage contains a window similar to those in aisles and chancel, and
rises high above the roofline to carry a gabled bell-turret; the latter has 2 bells
hung in a pair of open-pointed arched. Aisles and chancel have angle-buttresses.
Gabled south porch has double-chamfered doorway with pointed arch; small trefoil-
shaped window above and cross on the apex of gable. On the north side of the
chancel a lean-to vestsry with simple trefoil-arched windows. Immediately west of
it an enclosed passage linking the church to the church hall. Latter is a small
rectangular building contemporary with the church; it has a chamfered plinth, 3
trefoil-headed windows on the north side, a segmental-headed window of 2 ogee-
headed lights and a quatrefoil on each side, and a projecting chimneystack with
off-sets on the west side.
Interior: nave has 4 pointed, double-chamfered arches on octagonal columns at each
side. Similar chancel arch spanned by wooden rood beam with gilt inscription, "by
thy cross and passion good lord deliver us", and crucifix with pair of attendant
figures. On either side of chancel a flamboyant ogee-headed niche, one of them
probably a piscina. Across east wall of chancel, below the window, mosaics by
Salviati. Painted wood ceiling in chancel.
Fittings: octagonal limestone font with Gothic side-panels and black marble shaft
of quatrefoil section. Rear gallery with cast-iron winding staircase. 4 branched
gilded metal candlesticks attached to nave piers. Gilded metal pulpit with open
scrolled tracery. Gates and screen across chancel arch, also of gilded metal with
open scroll-work below a rectangular grille. On north wall of chancel a set of
painted and gilden organ pipes, the underside carved and painted with figures of
angels. Ornately carved Gothic altar piece by Charles Francis Hansom (added after
1853).
Sources: L Tregoning, Bovey Tracey, 1983, p. 44


Listing NGR: SX8131077775

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