Church of St Breaca, Churchtown, Breage - Cornwall (UA)

Large rural parish church. Three parallel aisles with a three-stage west tower, projecting south porch, and north and south chapels. Rebuilt c1466 mostly in granite ashlar. Slate roofs. Crenellated tower parapets with large corner pinnacles corbelled out. Tower has C19 roof with unlined parapet gutters draining to gargoyle shoots. Steeplejack survey shows two of the pinnacles are in urgent need of stabilisation. A Heritage Lottery Fund Grant application for the repair has been developed.

Church of St Breaca, Churchtown, Breage - Cornwall (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of Saint Breaca
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1158264
  • Local Planning Authority: Cornwall (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Breaca
  • Locality: Churchtown Breage
  • Unitary Authority: Cornwall (UA)
  • Parish: Breage
  • Parliamentary Constituency: St. Ives
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA, WHS