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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
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SW 35709 25517


SENNEN SENNEN SW 32 NE 4/334 Church of Saint Sennen - GV II* Parish church. C13, extended in the C15, restored in 1867. Granite ashlar tower and south aisle, otherwise rubble granite dressings. Concrete tile roofs with gable ends. Plan: Nave/chancel and north transept retain walls from the C13; west tower, south aisle and south porch were added in the C15. In the C19 the church was re-roofed and much window tracery was replaced. Exterior: Complete C15 unbuttressed 3-stage embattled west tower with pinnacles over the corners. Original (blocked) 4-centred arched doorway; 2-light window over and traceried 2-light louvered windows to the upper stage. South aisle has its original C15 windows. Chancel east window is C19 in Perpendicular style. Interior: C15 pointed tower arch carried on corbels; C15 5 bay arcade with roll- moulded piers with fillets between carrying 4-centred arches over moulded capitals; C15 4-centred arch between nave and north transept. C15 mural at east end of chancel. Other features are mostly C19 including wall plaster and arch-braced and wind-braced roof structures. Fittings: Probably C13 moulded round font bowl over a probably C15 octagonal shaft and moulded octagonal base dated 1448; C13 statue of virgin and child at east end of south aisle; C15 bench end, probably from Church of Saint Levan qv; C17 copy of letter from Charles I in 1643; poor box, dated 1732 near south doorway, otherwise fittings are mostly C19 or C20. Monuments: Wall monument to James Trembath, died 1867 aged 64 (west wall of north transept).

Listing NGR: SW3570925517


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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: 26 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/07988/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David B Savory. Source Historic England Archive
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