Church of St Stephen, St Stephen's Hill, Launceston - Cornwall (UA)

Large urban parish church and the mother church for Launceston. Norman core with many additions finishing with the C16 tower. Restored 1883. Granite ashlar tower and outer walls to the west and south, the rest slatestone rubble with granite or greenstone dressings. The roof leaks and needs extensive renewal and repair.

Church of St Stephen, St Stephen's Hill, Launceston - Cornwall (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST STEPHEN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1297830
  • Local Planning Authority: Cornwall (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Stephen
  • Street Name: St Stephen's Hill
  • Unitary Authority: Cornwall (UA)
  • Parish: Launceston
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Cornwall
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA