Holy Trinity Church, Torbryan

Holy Trinity Church in Torbryan, near Ipplepen in Devon, England, was built in the 15th century. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building,[1] and is now a redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2] It was vested in the Trust on 1 July 1987.[3]

Holy Trinity Church
LocationTorbryan, Devon, England
Coordinates50°29′22″N 3°39′54″W / 50.48944°N 3.66500°W / 50.48944; -3.66500
Listed Building – Grade I
Official nameChurch of the Holy Trinity
Designated23 August 1955[1]
Reference no.431865
Holy Trinity Church, Torbryan is located in Devon
Holy Trinity Church, Torbryan
Location of Holy Trinity Church in Devon

The church was built between 1450 and 1470. It has a Perpendicular three-stage tower with an octagonal stair turret on the south wall.[2] The vestry was added in the 19th century.[1]

The interior includes a medieval carved rood-screen, with panels showing paintings of saints and stained glass from the same period.[2] In 2013 thieves removed two panels depicting Saint Victor of Marseilles and Saint Margaret of Antioch and damaged a third. The trust believed that the panels may have been stolen for sale abroad.[4] The panels were later recovered by the Metropolitan Police Art and Antiques Unit and were restored and reinstalled.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Church of the Holy Trinity, Denbury and Torbryan (1249658)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 13 August 2013
  2. ^ a b c Holy Trinity Church, Torbryan, Devon, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 2 April 2011
  3. ^ Diocese of Exeter: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 5, retrieved 2 April 2011
  4. ^ ["Torbryan screen panels stolen from Holy Trinity church". BBC News. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2023.
  5. ^ "Torbryan rood screen will rise again". www.visitchurches.org.uk. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  6. ^ Morris, Steven (24 June 2016). "Stolen medieval panels restored and reinstalled in Devon church". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 5 December 2018.