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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
St. Gennys
National Grid Reference:
SX 14896 97173


ST GENNYS ST GENNYS SX 19 NW 4/62 Church of St Genesius 29.9.61 I

Parish church. Lower stages of tower C12, aisles and porch C15, chancel earlier than aisles. Restoration of 1871 by James P St Aubyn, restoration of 1910 by E H sedding who added tower buttresses and rebuilt upper stage. Slatestone rubble, porch facade granite ashlar, south aisle windows granite, north aisle windows originally polyphant, largely replaced in hatherleigh. Slate roof, pretty slate bargeboarding to aisle gables. 3-stage west tower with set back buttresses with set offs and decoration of engaged finials. C12 window openings to lower stages of tower, belfry openings, paired cinquefoil-headed lights in square-headed openings under hoodmoulds. 4-bay north and south aisles with 3-light square-headed windows. North aisle has single massive buttress and blocked door. Porch entrance with moulded arch beneath square head, blind quatrefoils in spandrels. Stone benches, stoup and moulded inner door to porch. Priest's door on south side of chancel. Unmoulded C12 tower arch. South arcade and west bay of north arcade C15 octagonal granite piers carrying double-chamfered, 4-centred arches; east bays of north arcade polyphant piers of unused section; 8 hollows with 4 engaged shafts and fillets between. Moulded capitals with fleurons and cresting and richly-moulded arches. 1871 roofs throughout. 2 tiers of wind-bracking. Paired truss forms chancel arch. C12 greenstone square font with blank arches on faces set on renewed granite base and Purbeck shafts. Set in north wall of north aisle fine slate memorial with coat of arms to the children of William Heo, dated 1693. 2 fine slate memorials to William Braddon, died 1694 (q.v. Treworgie Barton) and Henry Braddon, died 1711, fixed to south chancel wall. Other C18 and C19 slate memorials set in nave floor. 2 C15 bench ends in litany desk. C17 altar table at east end of north aisle. First World War memorial window at east end of south aisle by Heaton, Butler and Bayne. St Aubyn raised the level of the chancel floor and roof, Kellys Directory, 1883.

Listing NGR: SX1489697176

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.


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'Kelly's Directory' in Kelly's Directory, (1883)
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from


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: 30 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/11643/33
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