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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
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SX 23474 89057


TREMAINE SX 28 NW 7/172 Church of St Winwalo (previously listed as Church of St Winwaloe) 22.11.60


Parish church. Dedicated to St Winwalo. C12 origins, partly rebuilt in C13 and C14. Stone rubble with roughly moulded plinth to nave. Slate roof, nave and chancel in one. Plan: Small church comprising nave, chancel, west tower and south porch. Total length of nave and chancel only 45 feet. Opposing north and south doors with remains of Norman tympanum to north door. Norman font. Church probably partly rebuilt in C13 and C14 and windows replaced in C15 and C16. Circa C15 or early C16 waggon roof. Church probably extended by a few feet to the east. Straight joint visible on north wall either indicating extent of extension or associated with alterations to the rood loft stair. Situated in an isolated position. Exterior: Low church. West tower of two stages with two low weathered set-offs on north and south sides. Battlemented parapet with crocketted pinnacles. Blocked west door with narrow single lancet above. Two light belfry openings with slate louvers. Circa C14, C15 and C16 one and two-light lancets and cusped square headed windows. North door with damaged Norman tympanum (illustrated by Sedding). South porch; chamfered segmental arch of circa C16. Plaster waggon roof with C19 longitudinal moulded ribs. Chamfered segmental arch to south door; circa C17 door with later frame. Interior: Circa C15 ceiled and plastered waggon roof with moulded ribs, carved bosses and carved wallplate. Walls plastered and painted with cement based paint. Depressed 2-centred granite tower arch with inner arch on moulded corbelled brackets. Remains of rood loft stairs in north wall. Holy water stoup on north wall of nave. Altar 1900. Norman font (illustrated by Sedding) with bowl decorated with rope band, waisted with moulded base. Pevsner, N. and Radcliffe, E. The Buildings of England, Cornwall 2nd edition 1970. Sedding, E. H. Norman architecture in Cornwall, 1909.

Listing NGR: SX2347289059


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970)
Sedding, H , Norman Architecture in Cornwall A Handbook of Old Cornish Ecclesiastical Architecture, (1909)


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 Jan 2006
Reference: IOE01/15132/08
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