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Church of St Gabriel

A Grade II Listed Building in Peverell, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3862 / 50°23'10"N

Longitude: -4.1389 / 4°8'20"W

OS Eastings: 248038

OS Northings: 56221

OS Grid: SX480562

Mapcode National: GBR RBW.57

Mapcode Global: FRA 2860.Z87

Entry Name: Church of St Gabriel

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473544

Location: Plymouth, PL3

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Peverell

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


740-1/37/339 (West side)
01/05/75 Church of St Gabriel
(Formerly Listed as:
Church of St Gabriel)


Anglican church. 1909 foundation stone, by WD Caroe, chancel
completed 1924, NE chapel 1954-55. Plymouth limestone brought
to course, yellow stone dressings; steep slate roofs laid to
diminishing courses and random widths, some coped gables.
STYLE: Free Middle Gothic.
PLAN: nave, chancel, N and S aisles, N and S transepts, NE
chapel with corner bell turret, porch between N transept and
aisle and principal NW porch.
EXTERIOR: buttressed aisles with 3-light traceried windows set
back under segmental arches, otherwise a very irregular
disposition of window openings and varied window types and
sizes. 5-light cusped chancel-arch window high up over
slightly bowed side-buttressed apse projection with central
niche containing carved angel. Chapel E window is 4 lights,
cusped and with curvilinear tracery, the king mullion is a
slender chimney breast, this rises from a weathered projection
and there is a small gable stack. The bell turret has N and S
buttressed gables with segmental-arched openings. N transept
has 3 stepped lancets, the centre lancet cruciform. W gable
behind stepped parapet has louvred window over large 4-light
traceried window to end with corner buttresses.
Deep plan single-storey porch to W end of N aisle; pointed
arched doorway with quatrefoil to either side above and
low-pitched gable to centre of parapet. Wide 2:3:2-light
window to right-hand return of porch. Smaller porch to angle
between N aisle and transept, with W doorway and 3-light N
INTERIOR: long nave with tall octagonal piers, very flat
arches and low waggon roofs.
FITTINGS: C17 altar rails from St Bartholemew, Lostwithiel;
reredos with low reliefs by R Pinwell; carved Christ in
Majesty above, 1949; good font with tapered sides and
stiff-leaf carving by Caroe.
GLASS: S aisle war memorial window 1918 of St Oswald by Kempe
& Co; above the chancel arch 5 small figures by Duncan Dearle
of Morris & Co.
A good example of Caroe's work, the articulation to the aisles

being a particularly notable part of the exterior.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX4803856221

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

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