CHURCH OF ST THOMAS BY LAUNCESTON

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1196004
Date first listed:
27-Feb-1950
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST THOMAS BY LAUNCESTON, RIVERSIDE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST THOMAS BY LAUNCESTON, RIVERSIDE

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Launceston
National Grid Reference:
SX 32793 85062

Details

LAUNCESTON

SX3285 RIVERSIDE, St Thomas 660-1/3/230 Church of St Thomas-by-Launceston 27/02/50

GV II*

Priory church. Norman font; 1482 on site of former Augustine Priory (qv), restored 1871. Dressed volcanic stone, greenstone and granite; dry Delabole slate roofs with central ventilators; octagonal stone stack to west gable of S, aisle and moulded stack to N gable of transept. Plan: nave/chancel; west tower; south aisle and south porch C19 north transept. North wall rebuilt and the whole re-roofed in 1871. Slender 2-stage unbuttressed embattled tower with slate louvres to upper stage; strings and squat leper window in position of usual west doorway. C15 three-light traceried windows to chancel; 3 to S wall of S aisle and 5-light window to west of aisle, otherwise C19 traceried windows except for 3-light N transept window with segmental-arched lights; roodstair projecting to S wall left of moulded basket-arched priests doorway. Porch has crucifix finial to coped end over square hood to C15 doorway; carved fragments including Catherine wheel right of doorway. INTERIOR: plastered walls with fragment of wall painting at east end; C15 five-bay Standard A (Pevsner) arcade: 1871 arch-braced, wind-braced roofs; trefoil-headed aumbry to S wall of chapel in S aisle. Fittings: large Norman font with square bowl, octagonal shaft and round base; some old coloured glass; early C16 linenfold screens to tower and inside S door; earliest bell 1745, recast 1911; C19 carved octagonal pulpit and other C19 fittings. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Cornwall: 1953-1970: P.98).

Listing NGR: SX3279385062

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
370056
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970), 98

Legal

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: 12 Dec 2001
Reference: IOE01/05131/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bryon J. Mason. Source Historic England Archive
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