Long disused Catholic church in Devon to receive £196,832 grant for repair

Historic England has awarded a grant of £196,832 to help repair a Catholic Church in Barnstaple, Devon, that closed for worship in 1984 and was threatened with demolition.

The former Church of the Immaculate Conception, also known as Old St Mary’s, is a Grade II listed building. The Diocese of Plymouth is also supporting the cost of the first phase of repairs.

For too long the former church has stood neglected and forlorn: it is an exciting prospect that at last the building can be restored and

brought back into use.

                                                                                                                                     Sir Neil Butterfield, Trustee, Diocese of Plymouth


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