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HER Number:MDV2197
Name:Parish Church of St Philip and St James, Ilfracombe

Summary

Parish church built in 1856. Designed by John Hayward in geometrical decorated style. Described as the finest church built in North Devon in the 19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 521 478
Map Sheet:SS54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlfracombe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishILFRACOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5225
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS54NW/11
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (Built, XIX - 1856 AD to 1856 AD)

Full description

Chanter, J. F. + Reed, H., 1907, Second Report of the Church Plate Committee, 123 (Article in Serial). SDV70301.

Church plate.
Chalice number one: modern medieval pattern with hexagonal foot, shaft and boss. Marks: (i) maker's 'J. K. '; (ii) lion passant; (iii) leopard's head; (iv) queen's head; (v) date- letter 1855 London. Inscription: round boss 'I. H. S. ' and 'P. C. ' on alternate faces.
Chalice number two a duplicate of number one.
Paten number one; modern medieval. Hexagonal centre with agnus dei. Marks: (i) maker's, 'I. K. '; (ii) lion passant; (iii) leopard's head; (iv) queen's head; (v) date-letter 1856 London. Inscription: 'O lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us'.
Paten number two duplicate of number one except inscription: 'Lord, evermore give us this bread'.
Flagon; modern medieval shape. Marks as on patens. Inscription: 'Glory be to God on high'.

Department of Environment, 1992, Ilfracombe. Amendment (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV89267.

Anglican church. 1856 by John Hayward. Snecked rubble with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with fish scale banding to spire. Nave of 5 bays (with narthex) aisles, north porch, north transeptal steeple and south transeptal organ chamber, chancel, north chancel aisle, southeast vestry geometrical decorated style. Prominent steeple: 3- stage tower with angle buttresses which to the northeast incorporate the stair turret; an excellent church for its date in a serious ecclesiologically 'correct' style with a full set of fittings. The ecclesiologist considered it to be the finest church that had been built in North Devon in the C19 by an architect that elsewhere the journal had called one of the best then working in England.

North Devon District Council, 1997, Ilfracombe Harbour Conservation Area Character Appraisal (1st Draft - June 1997) in Ilfracombe Harbour Conservation Area Partnership Bid Preliminary Application (Un-published). SDV345949.

Begun in 1851.

Young, G., 2011, Watching Brief at St Phillips and St James Church, Illfracombe (Report - Watching Brief). SDV347901.

No features of archaeological interest were recorded during a watching brief carried out during the excavation of a service trench and soakaway at St Philip and St James's Church. Finds, however, included a mixed assemblage of pot sherds which derived from the former garden soil which was covered over during the levelling process for the construction of the church in the 19th century. The pottery was mostly post medieval and modern but there was also one sherd of medieval coarseware. The collection of post medieval pottery is one of the few assemblages known from Ilfracombe and the fact that it included several sherds of imported pottery is considered to be of particular import.

University of Southampton, 2018, North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, No. 317 (Interpretation). SDV361978.

Church of St Philip and St James

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Church between St. James's Place and Ropery Road.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1292875 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Parish Church of St Philip and St James. Anglican church. 1856 by John Hayward. Geometrical Decorated style.
See listing description for full details.
Date first listed: 16th March 1992

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345949Un-published: North Devon District Council. 1997. Ilfracombe Harbour Conservation Area Character Appraisal (1st Draft - June 1997) in Ilfracombe Harbour Conservation Area Partnership Bid Preliminary Application. North Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV347901Report - Watching Brief: Young, G.. 2011. Watching Brief at St Phillips and St James Church, Illfracombe. Exeter Archaeology Report. EA6912. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV361978Interpretation: University of Southampton. 2018. North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. No. 317.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1292875.
SDV70301Article in Serial: Chanter, J. F. + Reed, H.. 1907. Second Report of the Church Plate Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 39. A5 Hardback. 123.
SDV89267List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1992. Ilfracombe. Amendment. Historic Houses Register.

Associated Monuments

MDV126786Related to: Pottery assemblage from garden of St Philip and St James's Church, Ilfracombe (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5347 - Watching Brief at St Phillips and St James Church, Ilfracombe

Date Last Edited:Oct 31 2019 3:48PM