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Parish Church of St. Ida

A Grade II Listed Building in Ide, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7021 / 50°42'7"N

Longitude: -3.5622 / 3°33'43"W

OS Eastings: 289777

OS Northings: 90328

OS Grid: SX897903

Mapcode National: GBR P0.59H4

Mapcode Global: FRA 37F7.21K

Plus Code: 9C2RPC2Q+R4

Entry Name: Parish Church of St. Ida

Listing Date: 30 June 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165744

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85488

Location: Ide, Teignbridge, Devon, EX2

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ide

Built-Up Area: Ide

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ide St Ida

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1/71 Parish Church of St. Ida

Parish Church. C15 tower, the rest of the church 1833 by Hooper and Cornish. Tower
volcanic trap brought to course, the rest cement-rendered with a slate roof.
Plan of tower, nave, shallow chancel, north-west vestry, south porch. Perpendicular
C15 tower; the rest of the church was entirely rebuilt in 1833 with an unambitious
rectangular nave and shallow chancel with pre-archaeological Gothic detail. In 1909
the chancel was refurbished and the nave was partly re-seated in the early C20
enriching an otherwise rather spartan interior.
4-bay battlemented nave with tall 3-light windows with Perpendicular style tracery.
Shallow chancel with similar 4-light east window and a battlemented gable. Flat-
roofed north-west vestry, battlemented south-west porch with arched outer doorway.
The battlemented west tower (no pinnacles) with a 4-sided south-east stair turret
has 2-light traceried belfry openings on all 4 faces and a 1-light chamfered opening
at bellringer's stage on the south side. Hooper and Cornish did not treat the west
face of the tower sympathetically in 1833, their arched west doorway cuts into the
remains of the 3-light Perpendicular west window which has volcanic trap tracery.
Interior: Plastered walls. No chancel arch, plastered ceiling with segmental
profile. West gallery carried on moulded iron columns. Of the 1833 fittings
modestly - panelled box pews survive against the north and south walls, some Gothick
panelling in the chancel and a small font with an octagonal bowl. Otherwise the
fittings are early C20 by Herbert Read: 13-bay chancel screen with square-headed
openings, similar parcloses, reredos, choir furnishings, very large timber drum
pulpit on wineglass stem with carved figures under traceried niches, nave benches.
Pretty early C20 stained glass with an Art Nouveau influence. 1721 wall monument to
Joseph Tothill with a broken pediment and an achievement. An unusual coffin waggon,
probably mid to late C19, survives in the nave.
Although St. Ida's is not a very distinguished building architecturally it is
historically interesting as an example of a local architect/builder's treatment of a
medieval church in the decade before the Gothic Revival in the Diocese of Exeter.

Listing NGR: SX8977790328

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