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St Mary's Church
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Tower, St Mary the Virgin, Higher Brixham - geograph.org.uk - 366664
The Church Tower
50°23′10″N 3°31′08″W / 50.386037°N 3.518772°W / 50.386037; -3.518772
OS grid reference SX 92120 55119
Location Higher Brixham, Devon
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Status Active
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 18-Oct-1949
Administration
Diocese Exeter

The Church of St Mary the Virgin is the parish church of Higher Brixham, in the county of Devon, England. It is a listed building of Grade II* and was first listed in 1949.

History

The church building dates from about the fifteenth century, replacing a previous Norman building. It was re-roofed in 1867 and was restored in 1905. The pillars are similar in design to St Mary's Church, Totnes, which was being built in 1432, and the churches may have shared an architect.

The church contains monuments to the Upton family of Lupton House, and to the judge Francis Buller. Its archives are held by the South West Heritage Trust.

Funding

The Friends of St Mary's, Brixham, a registered charity (no. 1041867) has the stated aim "to maintain, repair, restore, preserve, improve, beautify and reconstruct for the benefit of the public the fabric of the church".

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