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Ruins of Church of St Andrew, South Huish

Description: Ruins of Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 100800

OS Grid Reference: SX6951941112
OS Grid Coordinates: 269519, 41112
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2556, -3.8317

Locality: South Huish
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ7 3EH

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Listing Text

SX 64 SE
4/103 Ruins of Church of St Andrew

the grade shall be amended to read: II*(star)


SX 64 SE
4/103 Ruins of Church of St. Andrew

Ruined parish church. C13, C14 and C15, abandoned in 1866. Slatestone rubble
Plan: nave and chancel are the oldest parts to which a C14 tower was added at the
west end, and the north transept possibly at the same time. In the C15 a south
aisle and porch were built. In 1866 the Vicar of West Alvington with its
dependent chapels decided that the church was not worth restoration. All its
fittings were sold, including the medieval screen which was taken to Bowringsleigh
House in West Alvington (q.v.). The arcade to the south aisle was removed to
Dodbrooke church in the early C20.
Exterior: the church is now roofless but the walls are largely intact although
less so to the transept. The stonework of the west tower is much eroded, it has a
blocked C15 4-centred arched west doorway with mutilated Perpendicular window
above. On the north wall of the nave is a C13 lancet opening with the framework
gone. The chancel has 2 similar windows, that on the south side opening into the
aisle and still with its stone framework. Granite Perpendicular windows to south
aisleend at east end of church. Single storey south porch with dressed rubble
roundheaded doorway of South Hams type. Inner south doorway has 4-centred
chamfered stone head which blocks a former window opening in that wall. Internally
the church has been completely stripped and has few features.

Source: Beatrix Cresswell - Churches in the Deanery of Woodleigh

Listing NGR: SX6951941112

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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