TOWER ABOUT 15 METRES WEST OF ST BENET'S ABBEY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1158186
Date first listed:
06-Jun-1969
Date of most recent amendment:
15-Apr-1988
Statutory Address:
TOWER ABOUT 15 METRES WEST OF ST BENET'S ABBEY

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOWER ABOUT 15 METRES WEST OF ST BENET'S ABBEY

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Lanivet
National Grid Reference:
SX0379963643

Details

LANIVET SX 06 SW 8/112 Tower about 15 metres west of 6.6.69 St Benet's Abbey (formerly listed as Tower at rear of St Benet's Abbey)

GV II*

Tower ; probably originally the west tower of a chapel at St Benet's Abbey. C15. Granite ashlar with granite dressings. C19 repair in brick. Plan: Square plan tower. The west side has doorway, and the east side has a tower arch which would formerly have led into a nave ; there is the line of a gable end in the masonry above the tower arch. Stair in north west corner. Exterior: Two stages remain of what must originally have been a 3-stage tower. There is a moulded string course between the two stages. On the east side there is a tall 4-centred tower arch, with double chamfered order to the arch and Pevsner A-type piers. Line of a gable end above. The upper stage to east has single chamfered light and upper 3-light window with 4-centred arched lights, recessed spandrels and square hood mould. At the north side, there are staggered lancets for the stair tower ; moulded string course contained and upper C20 2-light window ; the upper part rebuilt in brick. The south side also has an upper C20 2-light window. The west side has 4-centred arched doorway, hollow-chamfered, with hood mould. Window above, also with 4-centred arch and hood mould ; originally 3-light, the stoolings remaining for the mullions and some of the upper part of the tracery, of Perpendicular style. Interior: In the north west corner there is basket-arched doorway to the stair, hollow-chamfered. Stone newel stair. There is a plain 4-centred arch over the west door and the west window. Lyson's Cornwall shows a print of 1814, which shows the top stage of the tower missing.

Listing NGR: SX0379963643

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
67586
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Lysons, Reverend D, Lysons, S, Magna Britannia Cornwall, (1814)

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: 21 Jan 2006
Reference: IOE01/15079/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Belton-Perkin. Source Historic England Archive
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