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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: 1141586



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Perranarworthal

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-May-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 63587

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3/319 Church of Saint Piran 30.5.67


Parish church. C15 tower, chancel first rebuilt 1842, then chancel, nave, aisle and porch rebuilt in 1882 by Piers St Aubyn. Granite ashlar, killas rubble and dressed granite details. Dry Delabole slate roofs with gable ends. Plan: nave and chancel under I roof, west tower, south aisle and south porch plus small C20 vestry at east end of aisle. Tower of 3 stages: granite ashlar with strings dividing stages of diminishing width; embattled parapet with crocketted corner pinnacles with cross finials on shafts corbelled out and rising from coved parapet cornice; all original openings with hoods and relieving arches over; moulded 4-centred west doorway with C19 door; and 3-light Perpendicular windows with slate louvres and quatrefoil tracery to upper stage. All other windows are C19 in the Perpendicular style. North wall has chancel windows, left, and 4 nave windows all with 3 lights except for 2-light one on right. East wall has aisle gable left with 3-light trefoil-headed traceried window, partly obscured by C20 vestry and chancel gable projecting on right with 3-light traceried window. South wall has 1 window left of porch and 4 windows right of porch, all with 2 lights except one to far right with 3 lights. Further 3-light window to west gable of aisle. Porch doorway and inner south doorway are C19 with pointed arches. Interior C19 arch-braced and wind-braced roof structures, C19 granite 6-bay arcade with steep 4-centred arches over inner doorway is resited Norman tympanum. Fittings: painted letter from King Charles I at Sudely Castle, 1643 with painted coated of arms on the reverse side; octagonal granite font possibly late medieval but reorked in the C19; otherwise pews and other fittings, including pulpit over moulded granite base, date from the 1882 rebuilding. Monuments: Classical marble wall monument to Benjamnin Sampson, died 1840 aged 70, of Tullimaar qv. and coloured glass in east chancel window to John Jose of Mellingey. coloured glass in a south aisle window to Wm. Jory Henwood F.R.S. d. 1875, a prominent geologist. Information from Kelly's directory and THE PARISH OF PERRAN-ar-WORTHAL by EEW. Ryall.

Listing NGR: SW7792638930

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ryall, E E W, The Parish of Perran ar Worthal
'Kelly's Directory' in Kelly's Directory, ()

National Grid Reference: SW 77926 38930


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