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Roman Catholic Church and Presbytery (Sion House)

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9081 / 50°54'29"N

Longitude: -3.4982 / 3°29'53"W

OS Eastings: 294760

OS Northings: 113137

OS Grid: SS947131

Mapcode National: GBR LH.R3L3

Mapcode Global: FRA 36KP.WGZ

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church and Presbytery (Sion House)

Listing Date: 12 February 1952

Last Amended: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384851

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485310

Location: Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Tiverton

Built-Up Area: Tiverton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tiverton St Paul, West Exe

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TIVERTON

SS9413 LONGDRAG HILL, Tiverton
848-1/5/347 (South side)
12/02/52 Roman Catholic Church and Presbytery
(Sion House)
(Formerly Listed as:
SOUTH MOLTON ROAD
Roman Catholic Church and Presbytery)

GV II

Roman Catholic Church and attached presbytery. 1836-9, to the
designs of GA Boyce, on land given by the Chichesters of
Calverleigh Court. Church in Gothic Revival style and Sion
House in Tudor Gothic Style.
CHURCH EXTERIOR: 4-bay nave and 2-bay chancel, in Gothic
Revival style with offset buttresses and hoodmoulds over
windows and west door. Chancel has cinquefoil-headed lights,
and 4-light east window with elaborate rose above similar
lights. Nave has 2-light windows with quatrefoils above
cinquefoil-headed lights; small quatrefoil light in west
gable, above porch with offset corner buttresses and pointed
moulded arch set on engaged shafts.
CHURCH INTERIOR: has shallow 4-centred arch braces to ceiling;
coloured glass borders to windows.

PRESBYTERY EXTERIOR: of 2 storeys, symmetrically composed with
double-gabled west front; this has flat-headed Gothic-style
windows, the upper tier distinguished by the mouchettes set
above ogee-arched cinquefoil-headed lights. Other elevations
have mullioned windows, the left-hand gable adjoining the
church having a crest set above mullioned windows with
C16-style pointed-arched lights.
PRESBYTERY INTERIOR: not inspected.
A distinctive group by a notable local architect.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: 1989-: 811).


Listing NGR: SS9476013137

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