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HER Number:MDV80091
Name:Steps to Holy Trinity church, Buckfastleigh


Flight of steps from Station Road, Buckfastleigh up to Holy Trinity Church, thought to be 19th century or earlier. A distinctive and unusual feature in the town.


Grid Reference:SX 742 662
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 392317

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STEPS (XVIII to XXI - 1800 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Flight of stone steps leading from Station Road up the steep hill to the parish church, which stands above the town. Probably 19th century or earlier in origin, recently repaired. Rough limestone kerbs with pitched stone treads, laid in rough horizontal courses. About half way up the flight two adjacent steps have pitched stone treads laid at right angles to the others. These are known locally as the kissing steps. One step incorporates the initials TW, probably those of the repair mason. A distinctive and unusual feature in the town. Other details: Listed Building number: 392317.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106896 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV15043Related to: Holy Trinity Parish Church, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV108643Related to: Row of cottages by Church Bridge, Buckfastleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 13 2016 3:50PM