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Latitude: 50.3881 / 50°23'17"N
Longitude: -4.1294 / 4°7'45"W
OS Eastings: 248725
OS Northings: 56414
OS Grid: SX487564
Mapcode National: GBR RDF.Z3
Mapcode Global: FRA 2870.P2Y
Plus Code: 9C2Q9VQC+67
Entry Name: Church of Emmanuel
Listing Date: 1 May 1975
Last Amended: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386221
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473605
Location: Compton, Plymouth, PL3
Electoral Ward/Division: Compton
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX4856SE MANNAMEAD ROAD, Mannamead
740-1/38/328 (East side)
01/05/75 Church of Emmanuel
(Formerly Listed as:
TAVISTOCK ROAD, Plymouth
Church of Emmanuel)
Anglican church. 1866 plans by WH Reid, architect, foundation
stone 1869 on site provided by Mr. Revel, main body of nave
completed 1880-81 by Hine and Odgers, vestry, chancel and W
end of nave 1895, tower design by Rodgers 1897, bells
dedicated 1904. Plymouth limestone rubble brought to course,
except nave, aisles and NW transept which are of random
uncoursed rubble; Plymouth limestone dressings including
plinth, flush string courses, copings and surrounds to
openings plus mullions and tracery; steep slate roofs with
coped gable ends; stone stack over NE corner of vestry.
STYLE: Decorated Gothic.
PLAN: nave and short NW transept plus 1895 extra projection to
west; chancel; N and S aisles; N and S transepts with vestry
and organ projections in their E angles, and SW tower.
EXTERIOR: diagonal corner buttresses to transepts, side
buttresses to E and W ends; pointed-arched traceried windows
and moulded pointed-arched doors, all with hoodmoulds. 2-stage
tower with offset corner buttresses, machicolated parapet
cornice, paired louvred lights to upper stage; W doorway with
crocketed pinnacles and gabled hood surmounted by a cross.
5-light E and W windows and 4-light N and S transept windows
with curvilinear tracery; paired clearstorey windows;
otherwise 2-light windows. Another W doorway at left with
moulded pointed arch and hoodmould. There is another doorway
to the E wall of the vestry.
INTERIOR: quatrefoil-plan arcade piers to pointed arches;
GLASS: good stained glass: chancel E, N and S windows by
Morris and Co, designed by Burne-Jones, the E window 1881 with
2 tiers of figures and small lively scenes of the life of
Christ; N and S windows 1883-84, each with 6 musical angels
against foliage backgrounds (Pevsner); W and N aisle W windows
by Fouracre. The excellent glass of this church greatly
enhances its interest.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
641; Power WJ: A Layman's View of Some Plymouth Churches:
1977-: 11 & 12).
Listing NGR: SX4872556414
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