CHURCH OF SAINT LEVAN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1143872
Date first listed:
15-Dec-1988
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF SAINT LEVAN

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF SAINT LEVAN

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
St. Levan
National Grid Reference:
SW 38032 22213

Details

ST LEVAN ST LEVAN SW 32 SE 7/210 Church of Saint Levan - GV I Parish church. C13 or C14 font and possibly parts of chancel, north transept and north wall of nave, otherwise C15 restored in 1891. Granite ashlar tower, otherwise granite rubble with granite and freestone dressings. Dry delabole slate roofs with granite coped gable ends. Plan: Nave/chancel and north transept have some C13 wall; west tower added in the C15; south aisle and porch added later in the C15. Exterior: Complete C15 2-stage embattled tower except for window over west doorway which is C19 copy. 4-centred arched doorway; 2-light traceried windows to upper stage; corner pinnacles; hoodmoulds. Remainder of church has C15 4-centred arched doorways including moulded inner south doorways, and C19 windows in Perpendicular style. C19 lancet window in probably C13 opening to west wall of north transept. Canted rood stair projecting towards right of south wall. C18 sundial over porch doorway. Interior: Plastered walls; possibly C13 ogee-headed piscina to north wall of chancel; original basket arch on corbels to tower. C15 basket-arched doorway to rood stair; C15 6-bay arcade with octagonal piers between nave/chancel and south aisle and similar 2-bay arcade between nave and north transept; complete C15 waggon roof to porch; restored C15 waggon roof to south aisle (with old black and yellow chevron decoration) and C19 waggon roof to nave/chancel. Fittings: C15 or early C16 bench ends to six C19 pews and panelled font with cinquefoil tracery of similar late medieval date; C15 carved base of rood screen; oak pulpit dated 1752 and with initials IHS, otherwise C19 fittings including carved reredos with quatrefoil tracery.

Listing NGR: SW3803222213

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
69758
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 05 Dec 2004
Reference: IOE01/13241/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Terry Newman. Source Historic England Archive
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