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HER Number:MDV44961
Name:Beesands, St Andrew's


Church, formerly Church Mission Room, built 1883.


Grid Reference:SX 819 404
Map Sheet:SX84SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStokenham
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOKENHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5202
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX84SW/42

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MISSION HALL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))
  • CHURCH (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Church Mission Room' shown.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Church, formerly Church Mission Room. 1883. Rendered stone. Slate roof with gabled ends and red clay ridge tiles. Plan: Single cell rectangular plan church with a north (liturgical west) entrance through a porch with an integral vestry or stove. Exterior: The east (liturgical south) side has 3 gables each with a decorated style tracery stone 2-light window in a 2-centred arch chamfered opening; similar window in the north (liturgical east) end. Small window slits in both end gables. Set back on the south (liturgical west) end a gable-ended rendered porch with a wooden bellcote with cusped open sides and a tented spire with a finial and a panelled door to church. A small yard in front of the porch has rendered wall and a C19 cast-iron gate with spear- head finials. The west (liturgical north) side has a straight headed window with 3 pointed headed lights and 2 small recessed panels. Over the north (liturgical east) gable a simple wooden cross. Interior: Rendered walls and original collar-rafter roof. Simple C19 altar table and portable open-sided wooden pulpit. The font is a Second World War memorial. Note: Kelly's Directory of 1889 states "A Mission Room has been erected at Beesands at the expense of Miss Theresa Johnson of Totres, assisted by a few subscribers".

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #92362 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 8 2017 10:55AM