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Church of St Mary's

A Grade II Listed Building in Hugh town, Isles of Scilly

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Latitude: 49.9153 / 49°54'54"N

Longitude: -6.3107 / 6°18'38"W

OS Eastings: 90658

OS Northings: 10584

OS Grid: SV906105

Mapcode National: GBR BXTX.06H

Mapcode Global: VGYC4.KDN9

Plus Code: 8CXMWM8Q+4P

Entry Name: Church of St Mary's

Listing Date: 12 February 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328823

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62482

ID on this website: 101328823

Location: St Mary's Parish Church, Hugh Town, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, TR21

County: Isles of Scilly

Civil Parish: St. Mary's

Built-Up Area: Hugh town

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Isles of Scilly

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SV9010 CHURCH ROAD, Hugh Town
1358-0/8/41 (North side)
12/02/75 Church of St. Mary's


Anglican Parish Church. 1836-1838 for Augustus Smith, Lord
Proprietor of the Islands. Coursed granite ashlar; stone-coped
gabled slate roof. Plan of single-vessel chancel and 7-bay
nave with north tower. Early Pointed Gothic Revival style.
Plinth, cill course and offset angle buttresses and corbel
tables. Chancel has 3 east lancets with hood moulds. Similar
lancets to 7-bay returns. West front has 3 graduated lancets
above concave-moulded pointed-arched doorway with hood mould.
Tower of 3 stages with similar buttresses framing recessed
bays with similar corbel tables,lancets, paired lancets to
bell stage and clock. Interior: simple chamfered chancel arch
and some original panelling to chancel. Unusual seating with
nave arranged as 3 ranks of stalls on either side of central
aisle with some nave benches in 2 stalls and returned against
west gallery supported on brackets. Queen-post trusses
supported from arched struts on wall posts on granite
brackets; plastered ceiling divided into compartments by
joists and purlins. Coloured and gilded wooden lion from the
flagship of Sir Cloudesley Shovel, wrecked in 1707. East
window attributed to C.E. Kempe 1887; west window by A.C. Ward
1937; two north windows by Alfred Wilkinson 1967.
(P Laws: The Buildings of Scilly: Redruth: 1980-: 14;
Buildings of England: Pevsner, N and Ratcliffe, E: Cornwall:
London: 1951-1970: 209).

Listing NGR: SV9065810584

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