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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sydenham Damerel, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5621 / 50°33'43"N

Longitude: -4.2471 / 4°14'49"W

OS Eastings: 240938

OS Northings: 76005

OS Grid: SX409760

Mapcode National: GBR NR.FT27

Mapcode Global: FRA 17ZL.55V

Plus Code: 9C2QHQ63+R4

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165836

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92555

Location: Sydenham Damerel, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Sydenham Damerel

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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10/312 Church of St Mary

Parish church. C15 tower and porch, the rest of the church rebuilt in the 1950s
after a fire, incorporating some medieval fenestration. Granite ashlar tower,
dressed granite porch; stone rubble nave and chancel with granite dressings and a
slate roof. The 1950s nave and chancel is a narrow single volume under 1 roof.
Before the fire the church had a north aisle. The porch and tower are Perpendicular.
West tower, nave and chancel, south west porch. Good 3-stage battlemented west tower
with tall set back buttresses, an internal north west stair turret with slit windows.
The tower has big octagonal corner pinnacles with corbelled out crenellated
crocketted finials, a chamfered plinth and moulded strings. There is a chamfered
rectangular opening at bellringers' stage on the east face and 2-light traceried
belfry openings, 1 to each face. Moulded arched west doorway in a moulded square-
headed architrave with a hoodmould with blind quatrefoils carved in the spandrels. A
3-light Perpendicular traceried window above has a hoodmould. The porch has a coped
gable and a doorway similar to the west door. The south side has 2 granite ashlar
buttresses with set-offs and 3 square-headed cusped windows with hoodmoulds. The
north side has 4 arched C15 Perpendicular traceried windows with hoodmoulds. The
windows have presumably been reused from the former north aisle, some of the mullions
have been replaced. 5 ashlar buttresses to the north side have set-offs. The
chancel has a coped east gable with an arched 3-light cusped east window. The coping
of the chancel continues along a piece of walling which was the east wall of the
former north aisle. 3 good C18 headstones fixed to the east wall.
Interior Unplastered walls and a barrel roof with ribs are all of the 1950s. Good
moulded granite tower arch springs from moulded capitals on shafts. The octagonal
font is C15, the bowl supported on a truncated stem.

Listing NGR: SX4093876005

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