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Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade II* Listed Building in Monkton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8218 / 50°49'18"N

Longitude: -3.155 / 3°9'17"W

OS Eastings: 318740

OS Northings: 103106

OS Grid: ST187031

Mapcode National: GBR LZ.XDKC

Mapcode Global: FRA 468X.QPG

Plus Code: 9C2RRRCW+P2

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333700

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86642

Location: Monkton, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Monkton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Honiton with Monkton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Description


MONKTON MONKTON
ST 10 SE
10/88 Church of St Mary Magdalene
22.2.55
GV II*
Parisn church. Parts of the tower are C15, the rest rebuilt in 1863 by J. Hayward.
Local stone rubble with Bathstone ashlar dressings and detail; slate roof with
crested ridgetiles.
Plan: essentially a single phase church. Nave with narrower chancel, under a
continous roof, south porch and west tower. Lean-to vestry on the north side of the
chancel. The tower is Perpendicular in style, the nave is Early English and the
chancel is Decorated.
Exterior: 2-stage west tower with low diagonal buttresses and semi-hexagonal stair
turret on south side. Embattled parapet over a moulded cornice enriched with
carvings and carved gargoyle water spouts. Tall transomed 2-light belfry windows
with trefoil-headed lights. West doorway is a 2-centred arch with moulded surround
and hoodmould with rosettes carved on the label stops. Directly above is a 2-light
window with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmould. The north and south side of the
nave are 4 bays; alternate lancets and 2-light windows with plate tracery. On the
south side is a gabled porch with a 2-centred outer arch with moulded surround. The
south doorway is similar and has a painted text round its head. The chancel has a
lancet on the south side and a 3-light east window, both containing Perpendicular
tracery.
Interior: nave and chancel under a continous open 6-bay roof carried on arch-braced
king post trusses and texts are painted along the wall plate. Probably C15 tower
arch is Beerstone and panelled. There is no chancel arch; the break is articulated
by the narrowing of the church at the chancel. There is a continuous embattled
cornice around the walls. The walls are painted (covering a William Morris painted
stencil design). The floor is of red and black tiles.
The furniture and fittings are all original, that is to say circa 1863. These
include a brass altar rail with twisted standards and leafy brackets; the pulpit,
reading desk, stalls and benches are all stained pine and plain with a minimum of
Gothic detail. C15 style Beerstone font.
There are no memorials apart from a plaque recording the gift of the bells and glass
(the windows are dated 1889). There are some painted prayer and commandment
plaques. The glory of the church is complete set of William Morris stained glass
windows.
Source: Devon C19 Church Project.


Listing NGR: ST1874003106

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