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Former Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4614 / 50°27'40"N

Longitude: -3.5186 / 3°31'6"W

OS Eastings: 292309

OS Northings: 63493

OS Grid: SX923634

Mapcode National: GBR QX.37LL

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JT.T7J

Plus Code: 9C2RFF6J+GH

Entry Name: Former Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390848

Location: Wellswood, Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

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

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885-1/18/278 (South side)
Former Church of St Andrew


Presbyterian church, later Christian Scientist church, now
youth club. 1862 (Pevsner). Local grey Torquay limestone with
freestone dressings; slate roofs.
PLAN: Rectangular on plan with central gabled porch block
facing Torwood Gardens and projecting tower alongside to
EXTERIOR: Partly obscured by scaffolding at time of survey.
Crow-stepped gables to main block, saddleback tower; porch
block and stepped gables to flying buttress. Show front has a
projecting gabled porch with a pair of shoulder arched
doorways with trefoil-pierced tympana and pierced trefoil in
gable. 3-light plate traceried window to main block above,
flanked by 2-light windows. Massive flying buttress to left of
main block with one-window bay beyond with angle buttresses, a
ground floor shoulder-headed window and an arched one-light
window above. Lean-to block between porch and flying buttress
with 2 shoulder-headed lights. 3-stage saddleback tower to
right with angle buttresses with one and 2-light windows, some
with cusped heads.
INTERIOR: 4 hammer-beam trusses with arch braces. Fittings
A striking design, prominently sited.
(Buildings of England: Cherry B: Devon: London: 1952-1989:

Listing NGR: SX9230963493

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