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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 32002 92047


BOYTON SX 39 SW 5/12 Church of the Holy Name



Parish church. Circa C14 origins restored in 1876-7 probably by J.P. St Aubyn. Stone rubble with moulded plinths. Slate roof, nave and chancel in one. Plan: Early Norman font and piscina possibly early C13 (Sedding). Lower part of tower circa early C14 and 5-bay south aisle circa C15. Tower partly rebuilt 1692-4 (datestone) and church restored in 1876-7. Exterior: West tower of 3 stages with battlemented parapet and octagonal turrets. Carved slate stone on tower records that William Symmons of Bradridge (died 1692) gave £100 towards the building of the tower. Circa late C19 window inserted in west door. 2-light belfry openings with slate louvers. 3-light C15 Perpendicular tracery to nave, chancel and south aisle with C19 Perpendicular tracery towards west end of north wall and at west end of south aisle. Circa C16 arch to south porch with C18 sundial above and moulded 2-centred arch to south door. Interior: Plastered walls. Circa C15 waggon roofs with moulded ribs and carved bosses; east end of south aisle nave, elaborate with carved ribs. 5-bay C15 south aisle arcade with type A (Pevsner) piers and segmental granite arches. Circa late C15 or early C16 remains of chancel screen. Early Norman font (illustrated by Sedding) and crude possibly C13 piscina. Carved soffits of lintels above south aisle windows probably original and insitu. C19 furnishings. Painted timber Coat of Arms of Lovis family (qv Beardon) with motto 'Love is good if in the Lord'. Memorials including those to Richard Jenn of Westcott, 1795 and W. Symmons of Bradridge 1692. Several C18 and C19 headstones and ledger stones reset against outer south aisle wall. Pevsner, N. and Radcliffe, E. The Buildings of England, Cornwall, 2nd edition 1970. Sedding, E.H. Norman Architecture in Cornwall, 1909.

Listing NGR: SX3200292047


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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: 20 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/06397/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robin Rowling. Source Historic England Archive
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