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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Colyton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7415 / 50°44'29"N

Longitude: -3.07 / 3°4'11"W

OS Eastings: 324599

OS Northings: 94093

OS Grid: SY245940

Mapcode National: GBR PD.VQPR

Mapcode Global: FRA 47G3.V51

Plus Code: 9C2RPWRJ+J2

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 8 May 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306053

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87923

Location: Colyton, East Devon, Devon, EX24

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Colyton

Built-Up Area: Colyton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Colyton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

24/217 COLYTON

8.5.67 Church of St Andrew

Parish church. Mainly C15 and early C16 with circa 1200 work in lower parts of
tower and chancel. Work of 1765 and 1816. Restored after a fire in 1933. Stone
rubble, ashlar and knapped flint. Slate roofs.
Comprising nave, north and south aisles, chancel, north and south chapels and
transepts and crossing tower.
C15 nave with large restored perpendicular west window and west doorway. Upper part
of the nave, and north and south arcades rebuilt in 1765 and 1816. Early C14 five
light east window with geometric tracery. Embattled ashlar parapets to nave, south
aisle and south transept. Ashlar two storeyed south porch with external stairs.
Crossing tower with two light bell openings, embattled parapet with pinnacles,
gargoyles and late C15 octagonal top stage with two light windows, gargoyles,
battlements with pinnacles and small flying buttresses to pinnacles at the corners.
Interior: Four bay north and south arcades rebuilt in C18 and early C19. Stone
screen to south chancel chapel circa 1530. Jacobean stone screen to north chancel
Good monuments including: Margaret Countess of Devon 1449. Sir John Pole 1658 and
wife 1628, possibly by Gerard Johnson of Southwark. Sir William Pole (died 1635),
the antiquary, lies in the Pole Chapel without a memorial. Other C17 Pole
monuments. William Westover 1615. W Drake 1680.
Fragments of Saxon cross of circa late C10. Brass Candelabra of 1796. Stained
glass west window by Hardman.
C19 and C20 furnishings and roofs. The roofs of the nave and south aisle were
destroyed by a fire in 1933.
In the churchyard a few C18/19 tomb chests.

Listing NGR: SY2458594091

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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