CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1161299
Date first listed:
22-Nov-1960
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Tresmeer
National Grid Reference:
SX2335287483

Details

TRESMEER TRESMEER CdRCETOHN SX 28 NW 7/220 Church of St Nicholas 22.11.60 II*

Parish church dedicated to St Nicholas. Norman font, late C15 west tower; Nave, chancel, vestry and south porch rebuilt in 1878-81. Snecked local stone. Moulded plinth and strings to west tower. Slate roofs. Plan: West tower, nave, chancel, south porch and vestry. With the exception of the circa late C15 west tower, the church was rebuilt in 1878-81, reusing some earlier material. Exterior: Small church with unbuttressed west tower of 2 stages. Tower has crocketted finials, circa late C15 west door arch with granite basket arch, incised spandrels and hood mould with C19 door; circa C16 2-light west window with round headed lights and incised spandrels and 2-light belfry openings. 1, 2 and 3-light lancet windows to nave and chancel, partly reusing circa late C13 tracery in chancel and south wall of nave. C19 shouldered arch to vestry. Gabled south porch with 2- centred inner and outer arches. Reset in east wall of porch is the top of a pierced wheelhead cross. Interior: Unplastered walls. C19 roofs with reused carved bosses in chancel. Rounded chamfered granite tower arch on corbelled brackets. C19 furnishings and pulpit. C19 brass lecturn. Piscina and holy water stoup possibly reused from earlier church. Norman font; round bowl decorated with cable band, round shaft and square base (illustrated by Sedding). The bells have been taken down from the bell frame; 2 in floor of nave to Samuel Holman (1687) with marginal inscription. Wesley preached at Tresmeer in 1745, 1748, 1750, 1751. Pevsner, N. and Radcliffe, E. The Buildings of England, Cornwall 2nd edition 1970. Sedding, E.H. Norman Architecture in Cornwall Widdows, E.J. Church Guide, 1985.

Listing NGR: SX2335287483

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
68110
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970)
Sedding, H , Norman Architecture in Cornwall A Handbook of Old Cornish Ecclesiastical Architecture, (1909)
Widdows, E J , Church of St Nicholas Tresmeer Churchtown Church Guide, (1985)

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: 09 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/13241/02
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