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HER Number:MDV22952
Name:Church of St. Joseph, Queen Street, Newton Abbot


Roman Catholic Church built in 1915 in Gothic Revival style.


Grid Reference:SX 864 713
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/237
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 464490

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHURCH (World War I - 1915 AD to 1915 AD (Throughout))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot, 29 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

Church of St. Joseph and adjoining presbytery, Queen Street. Roman Catholic. 1871. Architect J. W. Rowell. Built of stone rubble. Slate roof. West front has gable with pinnacles, statue, circular window and 5-light window. Mid 19th century presbytery adjoining of 2-storeys stone rubble. Slate roof. Three casements. Included for townscape value.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Church of St. Joseph and adjoining presbytery. Roman Catholic Church. 1915. By Scoles and Raymond. MATERIALS: polygonal coursed Devon limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, steeply-pitched slate roof. STYLE: Gothic Revival. PLAN: aisled. EXTERIOR: tall gabled north, street, facade to the church has tall flanking octagonal turrets with gabled and panelled facets to tops; stone cross to the apex and a triple niche with a statue to the centre over a 6-cusped circular window. 5 equal trefoil-headed lancets rest on a sill band above double planked doors and a gold mosaic tympanum to a moulded pointed arch with colonettes. A hoodmould to the arch continues over similar 2-light windows flanking the door. The sill band continues below parapets to castellated single-storey canted wings to each side which have continuous hoodmoulds over a trefoil-headed window to each facet of the left-hand wing and a 2-light Decorated style window to the front of the right-hand wing. PRESBYTERY to left has an external stack to the left gable end and a left-of-centre ridge stack. Double-depth plan. 2 storeys; 3-window range. Moulded kneelers coping of gable ends, a central forward-facing gable and a small half dormer to the left. Horizontal glazing bars to 2/2-pane sash windows, those to the first floor with shallow pointed arches, those to the ground floor with shouldered arches. Windows to the central gable and ground-floor left are under relieving arches. The range to the left attached to the church is 20th century with flat arches to paired windows and a 20th century door to the right of the central gable. INTERIOR: not inspected but reported as having plain fittings and Perpendicular-style arcades. A remarkably conservative example of a church in this almost pre-Ecclesiological style. Date listed: 22nd March 1983.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 29.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83521 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2020 1:09PM