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Church of St George

A Grade I Listed Building in Thrushelton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6674 / 50°40'2"N

Longitude: -4.1984 / 4°11'54"W

OS Eastings: 244737

OS Northings: 87609

OS Grid: SX447876

Mapcode National: GBR NT.77FQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 2739.S6L

Entry Name: Church of St George

Listing Date: 21 March 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105510

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92578

Location: Thrushelton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Thrushelton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


3/335 Church of St George

Chapelry, formerly to Marystow parish church. Some of the walling may be C13 or C14.
C14 chancel arch and 2-bays of the arcade, C14 or C15 tower, C15 south chancel chapel
arch and 1 bay of the arcade, some C14 fenestration, modest C19 restoration. Largely
Perpendicular. The original plan may have been a C13 nave and chancel, the chancel
arch rebuilt in the C14 when the south aisle was added. The south chancel chapel was
either remodelled or added in the late C15 when the south aisle was re-roofed and the
nave and south aisle were refenestrated. Stone rubble with slate roof and granite
and freestone dressings. The chancel fabric is masonry of small dimensions with
quoins at the north east corner, straight joint at junction with south chancel
chapel. The east window is a 3-light traceried Decorated C19 window with a hoodmould
and replaced mullions. No windows to the north side of the chancel. The nave is
tall for its length with two 2-light square-headed late C15 windows with cusped
lights and hoodmoulds. A blocked window high up at the west end of the north side
may have lit a former west gallery. The south aisle has quoins to the south west
corner and a change in plinth on the south side. A 3-light reticulated traceried C14
west window has a moulded architrave; hoodmould, iron stanchions and saddle bars
intact. On the south side the aisle has a 3-light square-headed Perpendicular late
C15 window with cusped lights, a hoodmould and carved label stops. To the right of
this window are the remains of a polygonal rood loft stair turret. The south chancel
chapel is under a lower roof than the aisle and has a similar 3-light square-headed
window of the late C15 and a south east angle buttress. The east window is a 3-light
reticulated granite window with a hoodmould and carved label stops. The 3-stage
battlemented west tower has only 1 string course and a projecting rectangular north
east stair turret with a lean-to roof. The tower has quoins and octagonal corner
pinnacles with obelisk finials. The west face has a chamfered pointed doorway below
a 3-light C19 freestone Decorated window with a hoodmould. 4 chamfered 1-light
belfry openings, 1 to each face, the south side has an additional similar opening.
The south west porch has a coped gable with a circa late C15 doorway in a moulded
square-headed architrave with carved label stops. The interior of the porch has a
ceiled waggon roof of which only the carved wallplate and outer ribs survive. Stone
benches have timber seats. Fixed to the east wall is an C18 cartwheel that caused
the death of Valentine Spry in 1788. Chamfered stopped arched stone inner doorway.
Interior Plastered walls. Double-chamfered granite chancel arch supported on 5-
sided piers with chamfered capitals, the chancel arch may have been reconstructed.
Tall narrow tower arch with a chamfered inner arch carried on moulded corbels. 3-bay
arcade, 2 bays to the nave 1 to the chancel. The 2 nave bays have double-chamferd
arches springing from low octagonal piers. The chancel bay has a shallow-moulded
arch carried on responds with hollows and shafts and moulded capitals, the
easternmost unfinished. The arch into the south chancel chapel has no respond on the
north side where it is carried on a moulded capital above the stub of a shaft. On
the south side the respond has a hollow and shaft moulding and a moulded capital.
The nave roof is a plastered barrel with a moulded plastered wallplate. The south
aisle is a good circa late C15 ceiled waggon with a carved wallplate, ribs and
bosses. The south chancel chapel has a roof of similar design but different in
detail. The chancel roof is a ceiled waggon with a brattished carved wallplate,
moulded ribs and carved bosses. An additional rib gives a ceilure effect immediately
to the east of the chancel arch. The doorways to the stair turret are blocked. The
chancel is modestly furnished with a panelled dado, early C19 commandment boards and
a timber reredos carved with quatrefoils and a star of David. Plain octagonal font
may be C15 on an octagonal stem and base. 5-sided C19 drum pulpit on a stem has
traceried panels. Timber eagle lectern is probably early C20. Plain C19 benches.

Listing NGR: SX4473787609

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