CHURCH OF ST RUMON

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1141915

Date first listed: 10-Jul-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Oct-1984

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST RUMON

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST RUMON

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Grade-Ruan

National Grid Reference: SW7038316426

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History

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Details

GRADE-RUAN RUAN MAJOR SW 71 NW 6/49 Church of St Rumon (formerly listed as Church of St Rumon, Ruan Major) 10 7 57 I

Parish church, now redundant and ruinous. Chancel possibly circa C13. Tower circa late C14. South arcade circa early C15 and north arcade slightly later. Porch circa late C15. Remodelled in 1866-7 when the aisles were removed and the arcades walled up. Porch moved. Rubble stone with large ashlar blocks of serpentine and granite in tower. Roofs now gone. East window, 3-light, C19 plate tracery. North wall of nave walled up. South wall with three 2-light windows with trefoils above. Under 3-centred arches. Reset. South door under moulded 3-centred arch with carved spandrels. Gabled porch with octagonal engaged shafts with cusped blind tracery (similar to Mullion Church). Carved capitals eroded. Moulded, 3-centred arch. Unbuttressed battlemented west tower with crocketted pinnacles. 2 stairs with bold string courses. West door with segmental head and chamfered granite jambs. Voussoirs. West window with 3- light Reticulated tracery under 3-centred arch with banded voussoirs. 2-light belfry opening with louvres on each face. South arcade, type-A (Pevsner) piers with low bases and moulded capitals and abaci. Moulded round arches. North arcade, type-A (Pevsner) piers as on south but with square abaci. Break in arcade for rood screen. Porphyry coffin lid on tower floor. Source: The Buildings of England, Cornwall, N Pevsner and E Radcliff 1970 The Parish Churches of S Grade, S Ruan Major and S Ruan Minor, W Boxer Mayne, 1905

Listing NGR: SW7039316429

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 64629

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Boxer Mayne, W, The Parish Churches of S Grade S Ruan Major and S Ruan Minor, (1905)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970)

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