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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1140940



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Gwennap

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 03-Feb-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 63211

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GWENNAP CHURCHTOWN, Gwennap SW 74 SW 4/113 Tower of Church of Saint Wenappa - GV I Detached bell tower. Circa C16. Granite and killas rubble with granite quoins, bonding stones, windows, door frame, hoodmould string and wallplate. Pyramidal asbestos slate roof. Square on plan. 2 stages of bell-chamber over ringing chamber. Round-headed north doorway with wide chamfer and stepped stops. 2-light chamfered granite mullioned window to ground floor of south wall with stepped hoodmould linked to string dividing stages. Further similar 2-light windows to north and south walls of bell-storey. Similar but narrower single light windows to east and west walls. Ground floor window has coloured glass but first floor windows have slate louvres. Coved wallplate cornice (unusual, for Cornwall is use of bonded jambstones to window openings. Normally jambstones are monoliths rising from sill to lintel level). Interior not inspected but contains 6 bells, hung in the late C18 (Church Guide). Reason for detached tower was probably to achieve an elevated position at a lower cost. Holy well to north east of church near valley bottom may have influenced choice of church site.

Listing NGR: SW7389040076

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National Grid Reference: SW 73890 40076


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