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Church of St Peter Including Gate Piers,gates and Retaining Wall at East and West Ends

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilfracombe, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2067 / 51°12'24"N

Longitude: -4.1199 / 4°7'11"W

OS Eastings: 252005

OS Northings: 147412

OS Grid: SS520474

Mapcode National: GBR KN.483L

Mapcode Global: VH4M4.JXTT

Plus Code: 9C3Q6V4J+M2

Entry Name: Church of St Peter Including Gate Piers,gates and Retaining Wall at East and West Ends

Listing Date: 12 March 1990

Last Amended: 14 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203036

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390225

Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ilfracombe

Built-Up Area: Ilfracombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ilfracombe Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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853-1/6/85 (South side)
12/03/90 Church of St Peter including gate
piers, gates & retaining wall at E &
W ends
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Church of St Peter)


Anglican parish church. 1902 by GH Fellowes-Prynne.
Rough-faced, squared stone rubble with details and quoins in
dressed limestone (probably Bath stone). Red tiled roof with
some decorative ridge tiles.
Plan consists of nave, aisles, chancel and south chancel
chapel, with very shallow north and south transepts; tower and
entrance-porch at west end of north aisle. A north chancel
chapel appears to have been demolished.
Built in a wide range of medieval styles, from Norman to
Perpendicular. Main features of north front (facing Highfield
Road) are a pair of gables to the transept, each with a
3-light traceried window.
Also a 2-stage square tower (never completed) with big
angle-buttresses; doorway with carved wooden canopy supported
by stone angles, figure of St Peter in niche above. 5-light
traceried east and west windows. Foundation stone under west
window carved with date and architect's name.
INTERIOR has nave arcades with Norman columns having twisted
fluting on the shafts, these supporting pointed,
double-chamfered arches. Low, carved stone chancel screen.
Organ with Gothic casing. Good carved choir stalls, pulpit
(1903 by Florence Heaton Toller) and font (lime-stone with
red and green marble columns).
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: at each end of the front curtilage-wall
is a pair of square, stone rubble gate piers with lumps of
quartz on top. Western piers have iron gates with scrollwork
and keys of St Peter. Eastern piers have wooden gateposts with
gabled tops and crosses in round panels.
At the east and west ends of the curtilage, continuing north
on to the Highfield Road frontage, are retaining walls of
slatestone laid in tiers, herringbone fashion.

Listing NGR: SS5200547412

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