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Latitude: 51.196 / 51°11'45"N
Longitude: -4.1685 / 4°10'6"W
OS Eastings: 248578
OS Northings: 146326
OS Grid: SS485463
Mapcode National: GBR KL.4V3D
Mapcode Global: VH3PV.P6MG
Plus Code: 9C3Q5RWJ+CH
Entry Name: Church of St Matthew
Listing Date: 15 June 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1281875
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390138
Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Ilfracombe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Lee St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
853-1/1/147 Church of St Matthew
Anglican church. 1860, by John Hayward, incorporating some of
the fabric of a chapel of ease of 1833. Narrow coursed slate;
Welsh slate roofs. PLAN: nave with west porch and bellcote,
low but deep chancel. Very small, built into the hillside.
EXTERIOR: C13 style. 2-bay nave with 2-light plate tracery
windows and diagonal buttresses. West end with roundel
containing sunk quatrefoil; porch flanked by 2-light windows.
North side with square-headed 2-light windows.
INTERIOR: all over stencilling decorative scheme (fleur-de-lis
to chancel, framed roundels to nave). Roofs: nave with wide
boarded wagon, chancel has side purlins and wind braces. Tiled
floors. 3-bay stone reredos with trefoil-headed niches.
Seating of 1913. In addition to the C19 decoration, the
interior is notable for a large collection of re-used
early-C17 woodwork that must have been brought to the church
from a large house, and now forms bench and choir stall and
gallery frontals, pulpit, dado, and reading desk etc. Some
heraldic and figure work (a shield containing 3 Saracens'
Listing NGR: SS4857846326
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