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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
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SW 42025 29356


SANCREED SANCREED SW 42 NW 5/287 Church of Saint Credan - GV II* Parish church. Norman font and reset Norman doorway in north wall, circa late C14 - early C15 tower, otherwise C15 largely rebuilt in restoration of 1881-91 by J.D. Sedding. Granite ashlar tower, otherwise dressed granite and rubble roughly coursed. Dry Delabole slate roofs with granite coped gable ends. Granite ashlar chimney over right hand wall of north transept. Plan: Originally probably a cruciform church but extended and remodelled in the C15. Nave/chancel under one roof; north transept, circa late C14 west tower,with external stair turret against the north wall. C15 south aisle (probably largely rebuilt 1881- 91), with canted rood stair projection, and C15 south porch. Medieval doorways and original windows to tower; C15 5-light chancel east window; other windows are C19 copies of C15 windows incorporating some C15 masonry. Re-roofed in the C19 re-using some fragments of the C15 roofs. Exterior: Unaltered single-stage unbuttressed embattled west tower with pinnacles over the corners. Pointed-arched hollow-chamfered west doorway, 2-light Perpendicular windows with traceried heads. North doorway is roll-moulded with a monolithic tympanum set back within a rubble arch. C15 4-centred south porch doorway is hollow chamfered; sundial over inscribed; A C fecit 1752. C15 4-centred arched inner doorway with square hoodmould over and there is a blocked ogee-arched-headed priests doorway towards the east end of the south wall. Interior: C19 plastered walls; late C14 or early C15 pointed tower arch over moulded imposts; C15 5-bay arcade between nave/chancel and south aisle with roll-moulded piers; similar 2-bay arcade between nave and north transept; arched rood stair doorway; holy water stoup in porch; predominantly C19 waggon roofs with reused C15 roof timbers in roof of south aisle and virtually complete C15 waggon roof with C19 carved bosses in the porch. Fittings: Norman font with 4 angels holding shields; C15 carved panelled base of former rood screen with some original paint. Otherwise C19 fittings in the Perpendicular style. Monuments: Marble wall monument to John Scobell of Poltair (formerly of Nancealvern), died 1825 aged 41; Tuscan aedicule with segmentally arched pediment to William Alexander Stanhope Forbes, 1893-1916, born at Trewarveneth, later student of architecture at Bedales School, killed at Guilbmont in the Somme battlefield. The monument has a bronze half-length portrait in relief by Stanhope A Forbes (Newlyn School of painters).

Listing NGR: SW4202529356


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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: 17 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/08102/35
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