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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Holne, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5109 / 50°30'39"N

Longitude: -3.8266 / 3°49'35"W

OS Eastings: 270580

OS Northings: 69489

OS Grid: SX705694

Mapcode National: GBR QD.H6Q6

Mapcode Global: FRA 27WQ.11L

Plus Code: 9C2RG56F+89

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99289

ID on this website: 101107379

Location: St Mary's Church, Holne, South Hams, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Holne

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Holne St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Parish church. Circa 1300 with west tower and transepts, enlarged in circa 1500 by
addition of aisles. Restored late C19. Granite rubble partly rendered. Concrete
tile roofs. Nave and north and south aisles under one roof. Aisles have C19 2 and
3-light lancets. Chancel with C19 3-light east window with reticulated tracery
chapels north and south of chapel. Reused small C13 moulded doorway in vestry.
North and south transepts with 4-light perpendicular north and south windows, the
north window has restored tracery and the north transept has a 3-light lancets on
east side. South porch with 2-centred moulded arch waggon roof with carved bosses
and 2-central arch moulded inner south doorway. Circa 1300 tall west tower in
2 stages with batter and embattled parapet. 2-light laned bell-openings, loops to
internal stairs on north side and plain chamfered 2-centred arch west doorway.
Interior: Circa 1500 five bay north and south arcades, the east bays to the chapels
are smaller. Low monolithic octagonal granite piers with unmoulded capitals and
double-chamfered 4-central arches. Waggon roofs those to nave and south transept
unceiled. The aisle and north trancept waggon roofs have moulded ribs and carved
bosses. The chancel has C19 waggon roof with carved bosses. The north trancept has
moulded wooden cambered arch to north chapel, now an organ chamber which contains
doorway to roof stairs. Tall plain undressed 2-centred tower arch with imposts.
Good circa 1500 wooden screens in 3 sections across nave and aisles with perpen-
dicular tracery, rich carving and retaining colout including painted figures in
wainscot panels. The screen coving is missing. Fine circa 1500 10-sided carved
wooden pulpit on goblet stem, also retaining colour. Cusped 2-centred arch piscina
in south wall of chancel. Late C19 choir stalls and stone reredos. The seating of
1909, C19 and C20 granite font. Wall monument in south transept to Sir Bourchier
Wrey, 1826, of Holne Park.

Listing NGR: SX7057869486

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