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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1201533



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Truro

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Jan-1971

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 377589

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SW8244NW ST GEORGE'S ROAD 880-1/6/279 (South side) 08/01/71 Church of St George


Anglican church, for Peel Parish of St George. Consecrated 1855 by Bishop Philpots, designed by the Reverend William Haslam. Local rubble with granite dressings, dry Delabole slate roofs with coped gables to transepts and polygonal roof to chancel; crested ridge tiles. Cruciform plan with apsidal-ended chancel, north porch and square west tower. Early English style. Unaltered elevations with lancets and pairs of lancets, except 3 stepped lancets to north and south walls of transept; pointed-arched doorway to porch, shouldered-headed doorway to stair turret, pointed-arched doorway to south wall of tower; angle buttresses. 3-stage west tower has angle buttresses to lower stages, octagonal stair turret to north-east corner, string courses and crocketed corner pinnacles over a plain parapet; paired lancets with louvres to bell-storey. INTERIOR: lofty and well-lit and has a fine quality scissor-braced and wind-braced roof structure with the principal trusses springing from posts on stone corbels. High moulded chancel arch springs from shafted abutments with carved imposts. Fittings: probably original painted freestone pulpit; pitch-pine benches. Memorial windows with coloured glass include: one at east end of south wall to Julia A H Retallack, d.1873 aged 56, to P E Trench 1855; to north wall west of choir to T J Lobb 1897. This church replaces an 1849 wooden church (City Road) designed by a "Mr White", possibly William White the noted ecclesiological architect who was a friend and an architectural influence on the Reverend William Haslam. (Barratt Rex: A Short History of the Parish and Church of St George-the-Martyr; The Truro Buildings Research Group: River Street and its Neighbourhood: Truro: 1980-).

Listing NGR: SW8207144956

Selected Sources

Books and journals
River Street and its Neighbourhood, (1980)
Barratt, R, A Short History of the Parish and Church of St George the Martyr

National Grid Reference: SW 82071 44956


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