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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4836 / 50°29'1"N

Longitude: -3.5256 / 3°31'32"W

OS Eastings: 291857

OS Northings: 65978

OS Grid: SX918659

Mapcode National: GBR QV.VZR1

Mapcode Global: FRA 37HS.B8Y

Plus Code: 9C2RFFMF+CP

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 20 November 1952

Last Amended: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390614

Location: Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: St Marychurch

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: St Marychurch St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9164 FORE STREET, St Marychurch
885-1/11/435 (South West side)
20/11/52 Parish Church of St Mary
(Formerly Listed as:
FORE STREET, St Mary Church
Church of St Mary)

GV II

Parish church. Tower by J Hugall dated 1877; remainder of
church largely rebuilt 1952-56 in a traditional Gothic style
after serious war damage. Local grey limestone rubble brought
to course, yellow sandstone dressings; natural slate roof.
PLAN: Nave; chancel; N & S aisles; west tower.
EXTERIOR: 3-stage W tower with angle buttresses with a 2-stage
SE stair turret with a statue niche. The west face has a
4-light traceried window with curvilinear tracery and shafts
with carved capitals. 2nd stage has 2 trefoil-headed one-light
windows. Two 2-light Decorated style traceried belfry windows
have louvres and richly-moulded architraves. Pierced parapet &
octagonal corner pinnacles. The 1950s rebuild is conventional
Gothic style with a buttressed S aisle and traceried windows.
INTERIOR; Not inspected on survey. Pevsner notes a good C12
font with figure scenes; a pre-war rood screen and post-war
fittings by Herbert Read of Exeter.


Listing NGR: SX9185765978

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