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Statutory Address:

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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
St. Breock
National Grid Reference:
SW 97710 71718


ST BREOCK ST BREOCK SW 97 SE 3/65 Church of St Breock 6.6.69


Parish Church. Dedicated in 1259, extended in the C15, partly rebuilt in 1677 and restored in 1881 and 1966. Stone rubble masonry with slate roofs. Remains of the C15 carved timber wall plate to the earlier nave and chancel waggon roof has been reset on the exterior of the south aisle and south transept. Plan: Nave and chancel in one with north transept (Pawton aisle), and west tower. In circa C15 the 6 bay south aisle was added and the south transept or Trevorder aisle was possibly added or rebuilt in 1677. There are both north and south porches, the north porch being the main entrance as the ground rises up steeply on the south side of the Church. Exterior: Squat west tower of 3 stages with battlemented parapet. No west door, restored or renewed 2-light west window and circa C15 belfry lights. The Perpendicular tracery to the nave, chancel, south aisle and north and south transepts is largely C19. North porch with moulded 4-centred arches and probably C17 triple lapped door. Interior: Walls stripped of plaster. Ceiled circa C15 south aisle waggon roof; the roofs to the nave, chancel and north and south aisles renewed in C19. Circa C15 6- bay south aisle with type A (Pevsner) granite piers with carved Beer stone capitals and 4-centred arcade arches. C20 furnishings. Catacleuse stone font of circa C14 and painted Royal Coat of Arms (1710 AR). Several good memorials including circa C14 priests tombstone, brass to Christopher Tredennick, Sheriff of Cornwall temp. Henry VIII and C16 and C17 slate memorials to the Tregagle, Tredennick, Goodfellow and Tyake families. Altar piece dated 1822 at west end of church and remains of early glass in the south aisle windows. Picturesque setting in valley with ground rising to north, south and west. Longden, Preb. A Church and Parish of St Breoke, with additions by Francis Hodges, 1968 Pevsner, N and Radcliffe E Buildings of England, Cornwall, 2nd Edition, 1970

Listing NGR: SW9771071718


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Books and journals
Logden, P A, Church and Parish of St Breoke, (1968)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970)


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: 05 Mar 2007
Reference: IOE01/16261/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Midgley. Source Historic England Archive
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