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Church of St Pancras

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.4007 / 50°24'2"N

Longitude: -4.151 / 4°9'3"W

OS Eastings: 247227

OS Northings: 57854

OS Grid: SX472578

Mapcode National: GBR R8W.Z3

Mapcode Global: FRA 276Z.LNL

Entry Name: Church of St Pancras

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113333

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473532

Location: Plymouth, PL2

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Ham

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


740-1/27/343 (West side (off))
25/01/54 Church of St Pancras
(Formerly Listed as:
Church of St Pancras)


Manorial chapel, later a parish church. Part of chancel 1482
on possibly earlier site, otherwise extended and rebuilt in
1820, using the original stone, and altered in 1870; parish
created 1898; W end damaged in 1939; choir stalls and pulpit
removed 1974. Slatestone rubble with freestone dressings; dry
slate roofs laid to diminishing courses; weathered buttressed
bellcote over the coped gable of the W end and rubble lateral
stack in the angle between the west end and the N transept.
STYLE: Gothic.
PLAN: cruciform plan plus NE chapel and N porch at the W end.
Chancel was extended eastwards in 1820 so that only parts of
the N and S walls of the chancel survive from the original
EXTERIOR: 3-light traceried windows with hoodmoulds and
relieving arches to E of chancel and to N and S of transepts;
similar 2-light windows to side walls of transepts, but to W
wall only of S transept, probably all 1870 but in the style of
the 1820 windows; leaded glazing. 4-centred arched S doorway
to W end with 2 trefoils above and gallery access doorway high
up on the left. Gable-ended N porch probably 1870 with
4-centred arched doorway with hoodmould; trefoil vent to gable
and flat-roofed bays set back at left and right with blind
trefoil-headed windows. There is a piece of marble from St
Paul's Cathedral built into the S wall of the chancel (Power).
INTERIOR: plastered walls; painted moulded barrel ceilings
except for ribbed vault to chancel extension; gallery to W
FITTINGS: C15 (1482 Power) octagonal painted stone font with
shields and cinquefoil-arched panels, brought from Church of
St Budeaux in 1820; painted creed to N wall of chancel and
there is a tablet of charities for tything reused from the old
chapel, near the N doorway.
MONUMENTS: many C19 wall monuments and some resited from the
old chapel including: marble monument with pediment to Thomas
Were who died 1736 aged 59; marble and slate monument to Ann
Trelawny 1696-17..
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

645; Groves R: The Story of Pennycross: Plymouth: 1964-; Power
WJ: A Layman's View of Some Plymouth Churches: 1977-: 84).

Listing NGR: SX4722757854

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