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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
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SW 72100 15224


GRADE-RUAN RUAN MINOR SW 71 NW 6/52 Church of St Rumon 10 7 57


Parish church, originally 2-cell, circa C13. Nave extended westwards circa C14 and north aisle and tower added circa mid-C15. Restored in 1854 and chancel extended in 1879. Rubble stone with scantle slate roof. Tower covered with ivy. Chancel, 4-bay nave, north aisle, south porch and west tower. Chancel roof raised with steeper pitch than nave. East window, 1879, 3-light with elongated trefoil heads. North aisle, west window, 2-light pointed trefoil with pointed quatrefoil (originally east window of chancel, central mullion inside out). Blocked door to east 2-light cusped trefoil with quatrefoil above, cusped trefoil headed lancet (transferred from north wall of nave when aisle added) and east window of 2-lights under 3-centred arch with hood mould. North wall of chancel with 2 lancet windows with trefoil heds. North wall of nave, 3-light Perpendicular window with trefoil heads and 2-light trefoil headed window with quatrefoil above, renewed in C19 under earlier hood mould. South porch with steeply pitched gabled roof with mid-C19 wavy bargeboards. Square west tower of 1 stage with battlemented parapet and pyramidal roof. C19 2-light window. 4 small single belfry lights. Chancel roof, possibly mid-C19 with butt purlin arch braced collar trusses. Simpler arch mid-C19 shallow roof to nave and aisle. Squat arcade piers type-A (Pevsner), partly recarved with moulded capitals. No bases (floor raised). Norman granite font with chevron decoration on squat round shaft and square base. Alson font to west of porch, Cl4, taken from Ruan Major, granite, with octagonal bowl and shaft on square base. Circa C13 piscina with beak head ornament to base. Lecturn, in memory of Maria Mallock, 1893, JJM. Polished serpentine with square base, round shaft and composite capitals. Painted board with 10 Commandments in tower. Undated, signed I.R. Source: Kelly's Directory 1889, The Buildings of England N Pevsner and E Radcliff, 2nd Ed. 1970, The Parish Churches of S Grade, S Ruan Minor and S Ruan Major W Boxer Mayne, 1905

Listing NGR: SW7210015224


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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)
'Kelly's Directory' in Kelly's Directory, (1889)


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

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Date: 21 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/10923/19
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