Totnes: St Mary

Name:
Totnes: St Mary
Record Type:
Major Parish Church
Church code:
615365
Diocese:
Exeter
Archdeaconry:
Totnes
Parish:
Totnes

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is a Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct
View more information about this Scheduled Monument on the National Heritage List for England web site

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Totnes

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is on the Heritage at Risk Register (data verified 09 Nov 2023)
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Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Medieval

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 615365 Totnes: St Mary
Caption:
Exterior image of 615365 Totnes: St Mary
Description:
Photograph of the north and east elevations of Totnes: St Mary (615365) in the Diocese of Exeter, taken in 2008
Year / Date:
2008
Copyright:
Unknown
Originator:
Exeter DAC

Summary Description

The church of St Mary the Virgin is the historic parish church of Totnes, the site of Christian worship here since at least the 11th, and probably the 10th century. It is the oldest building in Totnes still in use for its original purpose. The church is an integral element of Totnes and has a historic relationship to other important buildings in the town, including the Guildhall and Grammar school which incorporate parts of the medieval priory, but also the town defences and the old town.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

Church Website:
https://www.stmarysandstjohnstotnes.org/

Sources and Further Information

Exeter DAC (2008) Exterior image of 615365 Totnes: St Mary [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 615365 Totnes: St Mary
Devon County Council (2017) Devon Historic Environment Record http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?resourceID=104&uid=MDV9069 [Bibliography/Data]
HER Number: MDV9069
Ruth Sharville (of geograph.org.uk) (2014, December 30) Interior image of 615365 Totnes, St Mary [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior image of 615365 Totnes, St Mary
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/8953/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~44082~109070 [Archive/Graphic material]

Gallery

ICBS File Number - 00499

Coverage - 1823-1826

Created by ?W. J. BENTALL

ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~44091~109071 [Archive/Graphic material]

Elevation and Section

ICBS File Number - 00499

Coverage - 1823-1826

Created by ?W. J. BENTALL

ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~44100~109072 [Archive/Graphic material]

Gallery

ICBS File Number - 00499

Coverage - 1823-1826

Created by ?W. J. BENTALL

ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~44109~109073 [Archive/Graphic material]

Elevation and Section

ICBS File Number - 00499

Coverage - 1823-1826

Created by ?W. J. BENTALL

ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~44118~109074 [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan

ICBS File Number - 00499

Coverage - 1823-1826

Created by ?W. J. BENTALL

James Miles (2019) Church Bells 8 Bells [Archive/Index]
8 Bells