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Church of St Mary, Brixton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 100285

OS Grid Reference: SX5538752197
OS Grid Coordinates: 255387, 52197
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3519, -4.0341

Location: Legion Lane, Brixton, Devon PL8 2AG

Locality: Brixton
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: PL8 2AG

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Listing Text

SX 55 SE BRIXTON MAIN STREET, BRIXTON
4/4
29/3/60 Church of St Mary

GV I


Parish Church. Circa C13 west tower, remainder late C15. Much restored in 1887 and
1894. Stone rubble with freestone granite dressings. Slate roofs.
Nave and chancel in one with large C19 perpendicular five-light east window. Long
north and south aisles with C19 Perpendicular three-light windows. South porch with
moulded round arch with scrolls at base of jambs. Smaller moulded inner south
doorway.
West tower in two stages, with diagonal buttresses with set-offs. Corbelled
embattled parapet and no pinnacles. Crenellated polygonal stair turret on south
side. Perpendicular two and three-light bell openings, three-light Perpendicular
west window and moulded two-centred arch west doorway with hood mould.
Interior: Five bay north and south arcades with moulded monolithic granite piers
with alternating shafts and diagonals, moulded capitals and bases, the north capitals
are carved. Wide moulded four-centred arcade arches. Squints. C19 unceiled wagon
roofs to nave and north and south aisles. C19 furnishings including carved reredos,
pulpit, lectern, choir stalls and screens.
Window in the vestry said to come from Spriddlestone qv.
Monument: Lucy Penelope Palmer 1834 - kneeling female figure by an urn in marble in
relief, by R Walker of Bristol. Reference: R Gunnis Dictionary of British Sculptors
1660-1851.


Listing NGR: SX5538752194

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Source: English Heritage

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