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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Clyst St Mary, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7037 / 50°42'13"N

Longitude: -3.4473 / 3°26'50"W

OS Eastings: 297892

OS Northings: 90343

OS Grid: SX978903

Mapcode National: GBR P3.2BJQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37N6.YM1

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 19 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86155

Location: Clyst St. Mary, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Clyst St. Mary

Built-Up Area: Clyst St Mary

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clyst St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 99 SE
1/19 Parish Church of St Mary

- II

Parish church. Possibly C13 and C15; transepts added 1818; further extensions
1840; transepts lengthened, 1870; internal re-orientation, 1895-6 so that the south
transept became the chancel. Blocked stucco throughout; slate roof. Cruciform.
West tower; former nave and chanel now act as transepts, and former transepts (with
crossing) function as nave and chancel; north-east vestry. West tower with
battlemented parapet and pronounced string course; single stage with 2-light
square-headed belfry openings to all sides; the tower is encased within the width
of the (former) nave, probably widened circa 1840, and presents a symmetrical
entrance front framed by the coping to the lower part of the gable wall, and
diagonal buttresses with 2 set-offs. West door with hood mould and floriated
terminals, with window above containing 3 quatrefoils in roundels. Clock in stone
surround to north. All windows are C19, but date from 2 building schemes; 3-light
Decorated windows to north, south and east ends, with hood moulds and head
terminals, look earlier than the 2- or 3-light windows with no hood moulds, to
north wall of former chancel, and east and west walls of present chancel. Lean-to
vestry entered by north porch, gabled and flanked by lancet, the doorway chamfered
with trefoil head.
Interior: ceiled wagon roofs to present nave and chancel; boarded wagon to old
chancel. Chamfered stone arch to former chancel; wooden arch (1895-6) to present
chancel. Ritual east window with internal nook shafts, keeled, stiff-leaf
capitals. 5-bay wooden screen, Perpendicular style, circa 1895-6, was made
locally. The interior is notable for 3 C19 stained glass windows (ritual east, and
those to either side of nave), 1870s by Lavers, Barraud and Westlake, which are of
high quality.
References: B Cresswell, Deanery of Aylesbeare, pp.100-105 (unpublished typescript
in West Countries Studies Library); C19 Devon Churches Project.

Listing NGR: SX9789290343

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

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