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Church of St Maurice

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

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Latitude: 50.3837 / 50°23'1"N

Longitude: -4.0468 / 4°2'48"W

OS Eastings: 254582

OS Northings: 55759

OS Grid: SX545557

Mapcode National: GBR Q0.TBCK

Mapcode Global: FRA 28D1.581

Entry Name: Church of St Maurice

Listing Date: 29 March 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473251

Location: Plymouth, PL7

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Plympton Erle

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14/01/2013


CHURCH ROAD, Plympton St Maurice
(North side)
Church of St Maurice

(Formerly listed as Church of St Thomas)


Parish church. Mainly C15, the tower rebuilt 1446, restored
1878 by EH Sedding; nave roof 1905 copied from original roof
by Hine and Odgers. Rubble walls with granite dressings; dry
slate roofs.
PLAN: nave; chancel; N and S aisles; W tower and 2-storey S
porch; C20 vestry to SW corner.
EXTERIOR: buttressed bays with C15 mostly 3-light windows with
Perpendicular tracery and hoodmoulds. Porch has angled
buttresses, embattled parapet with moulded cornice; S wall has
2-light window with trefoil-headed lights over 3 stepped
cusped niches, and there is a moulded 4-centred arched doorway
with square hoodmould. N doorway has moulded 4-centred arch
with carved spandrels and square hoodmould; pinnacled niche
with statue above doorway. Embattled tower of 2 tall stages
with string dividing stages and slender corner pinnacles, the
parapet over a moulded cornice; offset corner buttresses;
octagonal stair turret; 2-light louvred windows to upper
stage; clockfaces to N and S sides, and W wall with 3-light
traceried window over moulded 4-centred arched doorway.
INTERIOR: 1905 waggon roof; 4-bay arcades with standard A
(Pevsner) piers and depressed moulded arches. Built into the
base of the 2nd pier from the east of the S arcade are steps
and the base of a C15 pulpit. C19 wall paintings to St Thomas
a Becket and St Maurice.
FITTINGS: good C17 octagonal panelled pulpit; carved oak bench
ends in the style of medieval bench ends dated 1879; small
wooden font on tall pedestal and carved oak screens.
MONUMENTS: monument to Joshua Reynolds by James Hine, with
portrait medallion by F Derwent Wood, erected 1904.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX5458255759

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