Listed Churches

Although in canon law the ultimate authority in respect of church buildings and their liturgical use lies with the Church (Canon 838§1), nevertheless the Church in England and Wales is subject to certain statutory obligations concerning church buildings under the Ecclesiastical Exemption (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Order 2010.

In our Diocese we are blessed with some beautiful churches and other buildings, of which may be justly proud. We have inherited them through the stewardship of those who have gone before us and we owe it to those who follow after to maintain them decently and professionally. In this we are helped by the Historic Churches Trust and other national bodies and some of our churches have reason to be grateful for both professional and practical assistance, as well as some very generous grants.

The following churches in the Plymouth Diocese have received the following listings:

Name Town Year Built Original Architect Listing Status Date First Listed Listed Entry Number
St. Agatha Dawlish 1909 Scholes A J C Grade II 2014 1416478
St. Cuthbert Mayne Launceston 1911 A G Langdon Grade II* 1993 1297829
St. John the Baptist Dartmouth 1868 Hansom J A Grade II 1994 1209842
St. Joseph Wool 1969 Jaggard A Grade II 2013 1416504
St. Joseph Newton Abbot 1915 Scholes A J C Grade II 1983 1256858
St. Joseph Weymouth 1933 Drysdale G Grade II 2009 1393214
St. Joseph & St. Anne (Carmelite Monastery Church) Lanherne 1500   Grade I 1988 1144134
St. Mary Axminster 1862 Goldie G Listable n/a n/a
St. Mary Immaculate Falmouth 1868 Hansom J A Grade II 1996 1270006
St. Michael & St. George Lyme Regis 1835 Goodridge H E Grade II* 1974 1230401
Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Boniface Plymouth 1858 Hansom J A Grade II 1975 1386510
Christ the King Plymouth 1962 Gilbert Scott G Grade II 2009 1393246
Holy Name & St. Edward Martyr Shaftesbury 1910 Doran Webb E Grade II 1973 1261230
Holy Spirit & St. Edward Swanage 1904 Scholes A J C Grade II 1983 1304342
Holy Trinity Dorchester 1876 Ferrey B Grade II 1975 1119072
Immaculate Conception Penzance 1843 Young W Grade II 2014 1416408
Most Holy Saviour Lynton 1910 Stokes L Grade II 1973 1206587
Our Lady Marnhull 1832   Grade II 1960 1324508
Our Lady Help of Christians & St. Denis Torquay 1865 Hansom E J Grade I 1972 1206830
Assumption of Our Lady Torquay 1854 Hansom E J Grade II 1994 1279634
Our Lady of the Assumption Tavistock 1867 Clutton H Grade II* 1951 1105836
Our Lady & St. Patrick Teignmouth 1854 Hansom J A Grade II 1983 1365786
Sacred Heart Kingsbridge 1802   Grade II 1972 1165507
Sacred Heart Exeter 1883 Stokes L Grade II 1974 1223756
Sacred Heart & St. Aldhelm Sherborne 1894 Scholes A J C Listable n/a n/a
Sacred Heart & St. Ia St. Ives 1908 Scholes A J C Listable n/a n/a
Other Churches            
St. Cyprian Chapel Ugbrooke 1671 Adam R Grade I 1955 1097135
Buckfast Abbey of St. Mary's Church Buckfastleigh 1907 Walters F A Grade II* 1951 1209774
Our Lady of Light Sclerder 1849 Pugin A W N Grade II 1986 1140742
St. Mary Lulworth Park  1786 Tasker J Grade I 1959 1323322
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs & St. Ignatius Chideock 1857 Weld T Grade II* 1984 1287989
Our Lady of Walsingham with St. Cuthbert Mayne Torquay 1908   Grade II 1994 1218040
St. Augustine of Canterbury (Closed) Weymouth 1834   Grade II 1974 127139