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Latitude: 50.4577 / 50°27'27"N
Longitude: -3.515 / 3°30'54"W
OS Eastings: 292551
OS Northings: 63076
OS Grid: SX925630
Mapcode National: GBR QX.3NHJ
Mapcode Global: FRA 37JV.8FK
Plus Code: 9C2RFF5M+3X
Entry Name: Little Theatre
Listing Date: 10 January 1975
Last Amended: 3 May 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1218459
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390785
Location: Wellswood, Torbay, TQ1
Electoral Ward/Division: Wellswood
Built-Up Area: Torquay
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Torquay St Matthias
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX9263 ST MARK'S ROAD
885-1/18/233 (East side)
10/01/75 Little Theatre
(Formerly Listed as:
ST MARK'S ROAD
Church of St Mark)
Parish church converted to theatre. 1856-57 to the designs of
A Salvin; chancel restored 1890-91 by Fulford, Tait and
Harvey. Snecked local grey limestone rubble with sandstone
dressings; slate roofs. Mostly Early English in style with
some Geometric Decorated details.
PLAN: Cruciform plan. Nave; chancel; lean-to aisles; crossing
tower; north and south transepts. Interior altered for present
use, with ticket office in west end, aisles screened off,
auditorium in nave.
EXTERIOR: Symmetrical west front, the nave buttressed, with a
3-light Geometric Decorated west window with nook shafts.
Moulded 2-centred west door with nook shafts and 2-leaf
boarded door with elaborate hinges flanked by vessicas
containing relief carvings of symbols of the evangelists.
Aisles have set-back buttresses and 2-light plate-traceried
west windows. Buttressed aisles have 2-light windows with
trefoil-headed lights below a roundel; trefoil-headed
one-light clerestory windows, arranged in pairs. Shallow
gabled porch on north side towards west with a moulded doorway
with nook shafts. North transept has tall, traceried one-light
windows with a roundel in the gable; octagonal turret in east
of transept with pyramidal stone roof. 5-light east window
with trefoil-headed lights.
Short crossing tower (unrestored after a collapse of 1856)
with clasping pilasters. Pyramidal roof and 5-light window to
INTERIOR: Conversion has largely obscured the ecclesiastical
fittings. Arch-braced roof to nave with very fine carved
corbel heads. Alabaster reredos by Hems; 1891 Art Nouveau
tiled sanctuary dado by Powell & Sons noted in Pevsner.
Important set of C19 stained glass windows including
work by Hardman, Kempe, Burlison and Grylls and Clayton and
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London:
Listing NGR: SX9255163076
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