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Latitude: 50.4623 / 50°27'44"N
Longitude: -3.5231 / 3°31'23"W
OS Eastings: 291990
OS Northings: 63600
OS Grid: SX919636
Mapcode National: GBR QX.36FW
Mapcode Global: FRA 37HT.Z4K
Plus Code: 9C2RFF6G+WQ
Entry Name: Unity Church
Listing Date: 3 May 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1292190
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390719
Location: Tormohun, Torbay, TQ1
Electoral Ward/Division: Wellswood
Built-Up Area: Torquay
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Torquay St John
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX9163 MONTPELLIER ROAD
885-1/18/190 (North side)
Unitarian church. 1912 to the designs of Bridgman and
Bridgman. Snecked local grey limestone with freestone
dressings; slate roofs.
PLAN: Built in two sections with an entrance to the southern
section below a tower with belfry. Passageway entrance with
chapel to right (south). Northern section entered from an
adjacent entrance. Free Gothic style.
EXTERIOR: Single storey with 2-stage tower. 3:4:1-window
front. Southern block (to the right) buttressed with
segmental-headed 3-light windows with trefoil-headed lights.
Segmental-headed doorway to lower stage of tower with recessed
2-leaf boarded door with ornamental strap hinges. Doorway
flanked by buttresses which extend up the tower and terminate
in freestone pinnacles.
Tower has an openwork parapet; central pilaster strip and 2
segmental-headed louvred belfry openings.
The left-hand block is similar to the right-hand block with
similar buttresses and 3-light windows with cusped lights and
square heads. Gabled porch block to right with a coped gable
with kneelers. Moulded doorway with Tudor-arched head and a
2-leaf boarded door with strap hinges below a fanlight.
INTERIOR: 4 collar rafter roof trusses. N end has preacher's
gallery fronted with shafts in an Early English style.
Described in Pevsner as a "diminutive limestone cathedral for
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London:
Listing NGR: SX9199063600
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