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HER Number:MDV18324
Name:St Lukes Church, Countess Wear


St Lukes Church in Countess Wear was built as a Chapel of Ease for Topsham in 1838


Grid Reference:SX 940 903
Map Sheet:SX99SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishCOUNTESS WEAR
Ecclesiastical ParishTOPSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 4922
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SW/139

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHURCH (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Cresswell, B. F., 1908, Wear, 187-8 (Article in Serial). SDV25769.

St. Luke's, Countess Wear, was originally built as a Chapel of Ease for Topsham in 1838. Countess Wear was formed into a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1844. The bulding is of limestone, with a bell turret at the west end, having a leaded spire surmounted by a cross. The roof of the chancel is lower than the nave, and there are four lancet windows on each side. The pulpit is an old one, with key patterns carved round the panels. The brass eagle lectern is inscribed. The font is octagonal and of freestone. The chancel has a waggon roof. On the south side of the church are sedilia, and there is a piscina with a carved bracket below it. The east window has lancet lights filled with coloured glass, and there are two very small lancets above the sedilia. The choir stalls are carved oak. In the organ chamber hang two tablets giving information on the church and a plan of the seating.

Parker, R. W., 2004, Newsletter - Autumn 2004, 15-6 (Article in Serial). SDV23282.

St Luke's Church was established in the early C19.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV23282Article in Serial: Parker, R. W.. 2004. Newsletter - Autumn 2004. Devon Buildings Group Newsletter. 22. A4 Stapled + Digital. 15-6.
SDV25769Article in Serial: Cresswell, B. F.. 1908. Wear. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 5 Part 2. 187-8.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82206 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV71018Related to: Countess Wear National Schools (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2018 12:17PM