CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST ENTRANCE, GATE PIERS, GATES AND FLANKING WALLS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1142225
Date first listed:
26-Aug-1987
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST ENTRANCE, GATE PIERS, GATES AND FLANKING WALLS

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST ENTRANCE, GATE PIERS, GATES AND FLANKING WALLS

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Breage
National Grid Reference:
SW 60932 31280

Details

SW 63 SW BREAGE GODOLPHIN CROSS

4/67 Church of Saint John the Baptist entrance, gate piers, gates and flanking walls GV II

Parish church of former parish of Godolphin. 1850. Possibly designed by William White. Granite rubble walls with dressed granite quoins, doorways, windows and weatherings. Steep, scantle, slate roofs with coped gable ends, the nave roof continued down with lower pitch over the aisles, roof at lower level over chancel. Double bellcote over west gable. Nearly symmetrical plan except for entrance with porch towards west end of north wall, arcades between nave-length arcades and chancel projecting at middle east end, linked to nave by chancel arch. Early English style. North 3:1 bay entrance front; lancet to each of first 3 bays with weathered buttreses between; gable-ended porch at right hand bay with moulded pointed doorway in gable end with open square grid doors. South wall has 4 bays like the window bays of the north wall. West end, facing road, has tall central gable surmounted by integral gabled bellcote with weathered rising from the verge copings and with 2 bells in the middle of the gable end is a tall 2 light window of paired lancets with foiled tracery under pointed arch with hoodmould; a buttress on either side to restrain the arcades and paired lancets to each of the aisles. Similar windows at the east end of the aisles. The chancel has a 3 light window with trefoil-headed lights to the middle of the east gable; paired lancet window to the north wall and a shoulded, arched priests doorway to the south wall. All the windows have diamond leaded panes. Interior : lofty nave with arched and scissor braced roof structure over the straight bracing springing from corbels in the arcade spandrels of the 4 bay pointed arcades with moulded arches carried on round piers with moulded capitals. Painted texts to the architraves. Holy water stoup beside the north doorway in the porch. Fittings simple but mostly original : round funnel shaped granite font on moulded base carried on rectangular plinth; pitch pine pews with ends resembling andirons and a freestone octagonal pulpit carried on 4 engaged shafts, donated by the parishioners in 1903 in memory of the Rev. W.T. Grear. The entrance gateway has square-on-plan granite monolith gate piers, round-headed to each side. Wrought iron gates with scrolled central features and top rails. Between the gate piers is a round-arched iron overthrow with scrolled lamp holder. At either side of the gateway the wall, locally known as a hedge is cyma shaped on plan and of roughly; squared coarsed vertically set granite. This church is a delightfully simple building but the design incorporates the essential elements of ecclesiastical style considered important for an Anglican church in the mid C19.

Listing NGR: SW6093231280

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
65765
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 24 Jan 2006
Reference: IOE01/15137/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ivor Corkell. Source Historic England Archive
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