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Church of All Saints, Holbeton

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 100357

OS Grid Reference: SX6130050183
OS Grid Coordinates: 261300, 50183
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3352, -3.9503

Location: Church Hill, Holbeton, Devon PL8 1LU

Locality: Holbeton
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: PL8 1LU

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Listing Text

29/3/60 Church of All saints


Parish Church. Late C13 to early C14 west tower and spire, remainder circa early
C16. Well restored by J.D. Sedding and completed in 1889. Coursed slate rubble with
granite dressings including moulded granite plinth. Slate roofs. Nave and chancel
in one with large five-light four-centred arch east window with Perpendicular panel
tracery. Buttresses with set-offs, set back from the corners at the east end. Long
north and south aisles. The north aisle with Perpendicular intersecting traceried
window and Perpendicular panel traceried window at the east end. The south aisle has
restored Perpendicular windows and four-centre arch south doorway with carved
spandrels. North and south transepts also Perpendicular. Late C19 porch with reset
four-centre arch doorway and late C19 wrought iron gate.
Tall plain C13/14 west tower in three stages with slightly set back butresses with
set-offs. Corbelled embattled parapet and tall octagonal recessed stone spire.
Cusped lancet bell-openings with hood moulds, three on east and west and one on north
and south sides. Stair turret on the north side projecting externally up to belfry
only. Chamfered two-centred arch west doorway with hood mould and restored
Perpendicular window above.
Interior: Spacious interior with broad nave, five bay north and south arcades with
wide moulded four-centred arches and granite monolithic piers with alternating shafts
and hollows and with moulded capitals and bases. Carved leaf capitals on aisle
chapel arcades. Similar transept arches. Tall two-centred tower arch with imposts.
Squints from aisles and transepts. Late C19 unceiled wagon roof by Sedding with
carved bosses, some reused and with angels in the chancel. Fine early-mid C16
screens restored by Sedding. Good furnishings by Sedding including screens, choir
stalls, benches,sedilia, wainscot, lectern and south door. Late C19 carved stone
pulpit and marble font. Norman font with flat square bowl. Monuments: In north
chapel to Hele family circa 1625 with 22 kneeling figures in four tiers with central
reclining effigy of Sir Thomas Hele in armour. Small C17 pedimented wall monument to
left hand. 1698 wall monument in south aisle. Peter Perring 1796 in south
transept. Elizabeth Bulteel 1835 in chancel with female figure standing over a
sarcophagus. James Bulteel and family 1801 by Coade and Sealy with large putti and
Reference: Transactions of the Devonshire Association 1900 Vol. 32 pages 552-579 and
1932 Vol. 64 pages 485-496.
Transactions of Exeter Diocesan Architectural and Archaeological Society 3rd Series
Vol. 1 page 60.

Listing NGR: SX6130250183

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Source: English Heritage

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