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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Southway, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.4273 / 50°25'38"N

Longitude: -4.1533 / 4°9'11"W

OS Eastings: 247152

OS Northings: 60825

OS Grid: SX471608

Mapcode National: GBR NW.QF0B

Mapcode Global: FRA 275X.RRC

Plus Code: 9C2QCRGW+WM

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386426

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473813

Location: Southway, Plymouth, PL5

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Southway

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Tagged with: Church building

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Tamerton Foliot



740-1/12/858 (North side)
25/01/54 Tamerton Foliot
Church of St Mary
(Formerly Listed as:
Church of St Mary)


Parish church. C15 nave, chancel and tower; S aisle C15 but
rebuilt 1851, porch enlarged and chancel and S aisle roofs
heightened at same date; C12 and C13 N aisle rebuilt wider
1894-95; serious fire in 1981 but restored since. Local rubble
plus volcanic stone and limestone dressings; dry slate roofs
with coped gables surmounted by stone finials.
PLAN: nave/chancel under one roof; N and S aisles; S porch and
W tower.
EXTERIOR: 4 x C15 3-light windows with Perpendicular tracery
to S aisle, similar window to W end and E window restored in
the C19. E chancel window has C19 Perpendicular style tracery
within a C15 frame. N aisle windows are C19 in Perpendicular
style. S porch has chamfered pointed-arched doorway. The
corners of the aisles are buttressed. Tall 2-stage embattled
tower has corner pinnacles and angle buttresses. There are
2-light traceried windows with louvres to upper stage and
clock face to E and W sides. Small square-headed windows to
lower stage and pointed-arched W doorway.
INTERIOR: plastered walls; 5-bay arcades with standard A
(Pevsner) type piers and 4-centred moulded arches, the N piers
are granite, the S piers Roborough stone (Pevsner). Nave has
waggon roof with C15 carved bosses, similar bosses to S aisle,
chancel and N aisle also have waggon roofs. Tower has its
original roof with granite ribs.
FITTINGS: C15 octagonal granite Perpendicular font decorated
with shields; pillar with blank arches; C17 pulpit made up
from linenfold panelling and other Renaissance fragments, C19
base incorporating old panels; Royal arms of George III with
dates 1671, 1730 and 1810; C18 bells in 1936 iron frame; 1851
pews to nave; tower screen (replacing a gallery) 1888; chancel
fittings 1894-95.
STAINED GLASS: E window 1865.
MONUMENTS: tomb chest with knight and lady to members of the
Gorges family, probably C14; ornate wall monument with
kneeling figures under a pair of round arches to Sir John
Coplestone and his wife Susannah, 1617, repaired and

re-erected 1894 and with kneeling children below; alabaster
shrouded female statue monument, with flanking female seated
figures, to Susannah Calmady who died in 1617; monument to
Coplestone Bampfylde who died in 1669; some monuments to the
Radcliffes of Warleigh.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
679 & 680; Bebbington PS: St Mary's Church, Tamerton Foliot:
Callington: 1981-).

Listing NGR: SX4715260825

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