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Church of St Budeaux

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

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Latitude: 50.4131 / 50°24'46"N

Longitude: -4.1769 / 4°10'36"W

OS Eastings: 245428

OS Northings: 59285

OS Grid: SX454592

Mapcode National: GBR R4M.Q6

Mapcode Global: FRA 274Y.NLK

Entry Name: Church of St Budeaux

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130049

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473286

Location: Plymouth, PL5

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Honicknowle

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


740-1/13/617 (North side (off))
25/01/54 Church of St Budeaux
(Formerly Listed as:
Church of St Budoc)


Parish church. Re-used C13/C14 features to tower, rebuilt 1563
on site given by Richard Budockshead; restored and refitted by
James Hine in 1876. Local rubble with granite dressings; dry
slate roofs with coped gable ends.
PLAN: nave/chancel; equal N and S aisles; W tower and S porch
and C20 vestry to NW angle.
EXTERIOR: unaltered elevations with original windows and
doorways except that tower incorporates earlier fragments and
its doorway is a C19 replacement with pointed arch and planked
door with strap hinges. 3-stage unbuttressed and embattled
tower has strings dividing stages and slender corner
pinnacles; Y-traceried windows with louvred lights to upper
stage; single-light windows to middle stage and 2-light window
with cusped tracery over doorway. The other parts of the
church have mostly 3-light windows with 4-centred arched
central lights flanked by round-arched lights, all under
4-centred arches with hoodmoulds. S aisle has 1 arched window
flanked by 2 with flat arches. 4-centred arched doorways, the
moulded S porch doorway with sunk spandrels and square
hoodmould; sundial over; blocked doorway to E end of N wall.
INTERIOR: has limewashed rubble walls with exposed rear
arches; pointed tower arch of 2 orders; simple C19 replica
waggon roofs, and 4-bay arcades with depressed arch over
standard A (Pevsner) piers.
FITTINGS: 1876 by James Hine, the pews with square ends and
V-jointed boards and octagonal oak pulpit with quatrefoils.
MONUMENTS: Roger Budockshead and family and Sir William Gorges
and family, 1600; marble and slate 2-panel pilastered chest
tomb with slate top and Baroque backplate surmounted by coat
of arms with segmental arch on Tuscan columns to John Fownes
who died 1669; an aedicule with Ionic columns; a cartouche
with drapery to Lewis Stanley who died in 1693, another to
Charles Fortesque, a Corinthian freestone and marble aedicule,
both with angels' heads; 2 floor slabs: one to Richard
Trevail, died 1665, the other dated 1648.
HISTORY: Sir Francis Drake was married here in 1569.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: 1989-: 642).

Listing NGR: SX4542859285

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