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HER Number:MDV24579
Name:Roman Catholic Church and Presbytery, Tiverton


Roman Catholic church and attached presbytery, 1836-9, to the designs of GA Boyce. Church in Gothic Revival style and Sion House in Tudor Gothic Style.


Grid Reference:SS 947 131
Map Sheet:SS91SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SW/57
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 485310

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (XIX - 1836 AD to 1839 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Tiverton, 54 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV52494.

Roman Catholic church and presbytery, South Molton Road.1836-39, stone buildings. G. A. Boyce, architect. The presbytery is in his characteristic Tudor style with lozenged glazing bars etc.

Devon County Council, 1975, Tiverton Town Trails, 66 (Article in Monograph). SDV352466.

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

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

Roman Catholic Church and attached presbytery. 1836-9, to the designs of GA Boyce, on land given by the Chichesters of Calverleigh Court. Church in Gothic Revival style and Sion House in Tudor Gothic Style.
Church Exterior: four-bay nave and two-bay chancel, in Gothic Revival style with offset buttresses and hoodmoulds over windows and west door. Chancel has cinquefoil-headed lights, and four-light east window with elaborate rose above similar lights. Nave has two-light windows with quatrefoils above cinquefoil-headed lights; small quatrefoil light in west gable, above porch with offset corner buttresses and pointed moulded arch set on engaged shafts.
Church Interior: has shallow four-centred arch braces to ceiling; coloured glass borders to windows.
Presbytery Exterior: of two storeys, symmetrically composed with double-gabled west front; this has flat-headed Gothic-style windows, the upper tier distinguished by the mouchettes set above ogee-arched cinquefoil-headed lights. Other elevations have mullioned windows, the left-hand gable adjoining the church having a crest set above mullioned windows with 16th century-style pointed-arched lights.
Presbytery Interior: not inspected. A distinctive group by a notable local architect. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: 1989-: 811).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #84710 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV352466Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Tiverton Town Trails. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 66.
SDV52494List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Tiverton. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 54.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2015 12:13PM