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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymstock, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3548 / 50°21'17"N

Longitude: -4.1167 / 4°7'0"W

OS Eastings: 249516

OS Northings: 52681

OS Grid: SX495526

Mapcode National: GBR NX.W4D7

Mapcode Global: FRA 2883.80S

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130026

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473240

Location: Plymouth, PL9

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Plymstock Radford

Built-Up Area: Plymstock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


740-1/78/597 (East side)
01/05/75 Plymstock, Hooe (Lower)
Church of St John
(Formerly Listed as:
Plymstock, Lower Hooe
Parish Church of St John's)


Parish church. 1855 by William White. Plymouth limestone
rubble walls with limestone dressings; very steep dry slate
roofs; bellcote with paired openings over the W end of the
STYLE: simple early-mid Gothic.
PLAN: nave; long chancel; S aisle and S porch.
EXTERIOR: paired lancet windows with quatrefoils over. Porch
has pointed -arched doorway with 2 chamfered orders.
INTERIOR: 5-bay arcade of unmoulded pointed arches on squat
octagonal black marble piers with chamfered capitals; painted
roof trusses to chancel.
FITTINGS: red marble font on slightly tapered limestone base;
very complete chancel furnishings of coloured marble in early
Decorated style; reredos with gabled arcading and pierced
tracery; credence shelf with little Gothic aedicule; communion
rails with trefoil arches; simple marble sedilia; alter front
with carved and painted wooden tracery; choir stalls moved to
W end of church in 1968; screen of 1907; linenfold panelling
to nave, 1916 by Violet Pinwell.
STAINED GLASS: mostly post-war, some by G Cooper Abbs.
MONUMENTS: 2 Gothic tablets to the Rev. J Tapson, who died
1904, and family.
Part of a distinguished group by White, including St Johns
Church Hall (qv), built on the initiative of Sir Frederick
Rogers who was a keen Tractarian.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
681 & 682).

Listing NGR: SX4951652681

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