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Church of St Aubyn Including Attached Walls and Walls to North and South

A Grade II* Listed Building in Devonport, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3718 / 50°22'18"N

Longitude: -4.1746 / 4°10'28"W

OS Eastings: 245459

OS Northings: 54697

OS Grid: SX454546

Mapcode National: GBR R50.P3

Mapcode Global: FRA 2841.X2J

Entry Name: Church of St Aubyn Including Attached Walls and Walls to North and South

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130019

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473233

Location: Plymouth, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Devonport

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX4554 CHAPEL STREET, Devonport
740-1/54/129 (East side)
25/01/54 Church of St Aubyn including
attached walls & walls to north &
south
(Formerly Listed as:
CHAPEL STREET, Devonport
Church of St Aubyn)
(Formerly Listed as:
CHAPEL STREET, Devonport
Walls immediately to north & south
of Church of St Aubyn)

GV II*

Anglican church, formerly a proprietary chapel. 1771, the 1st
new church for the expanding docks; chancel 1885.
MATERIALS: Plymouth limestone rubble plus ashlar tower and
other limestone dressings including truncated spire over tower
parapet with shaped and panelled gables to and turned corner
vase finials all over a moulded cornice; dry slate roof with
moulded stone eaves and front verges which are part of a
triangular pediment except that the tower breaks forward in
the centre.
STYLE: Classical style.
PLAN: rectangular plan with nave and galleried aisles under
one roof and chancel projecting in the centre of the east end.
EXTERIOR: 2-storey elevations. Symmetrical 2-window pedimented
front end with projecting 2 stage central tower. The truncated
tower rises above the pediment and has square clockface to
upper stage, moulded string dividing stages over blind oculus
with stepped keys and round-arched doorway with impost string
and stepped keyblock; panelled doors and plain fanlight.
Similar keyblocks to the other openings including round-arched
windows to 1st-floor left and right over flat-arched
ground-floor windows, the left-hand window converted to
doorway, the other window blocked; also blocked are
round-arched doorways immediately flanking tower. Elliptical
arches over segmental arches to the 5-window-range side
elevations.
INTERIOR: barrel-vaulted nave with moulded cornices, aisles
with half king-post trusses and arcades with panelled oak
plinths to Tuscan columns and entablature; gallery front with
fielded mahogany panels and pairs of fielded-panelled doors at
west end of aisles to gallery staircases. Gallery pews not
inspected.


FITTINGS: late C19 square-ended oak pews and octagonal oak
pulpit.
GLASS: coloured late C19 glass to east window, otherwise plain
leaded windows with rectangular panes.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: low rubble forecourt wall with dressed
coping and tall rubble walls to north and south with dressed
coping and rusticated stone piers.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
642).

Listing NGR: SX4545954697

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