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TREWEN SX 28 SE 2/194 Church of St Michael 22.11.60 GV II* Church dedicated to St Michael. Probably Norman origins extended in C15 and restored in late C19. Stone rubble with ashlar stone north aisle which has a moulded plinth. Slate roof with gable ends, the nave and chancel in one. Plan: Nave and chancel, 4-bay north aisle, south porch and a bellcote at the west end. Norman font. The 4 bay north aisle and south porch were probably added in the C15. Exterior: Small church with gabled bellcote at west end. The west gable end has moulded plinth and strings and the central part is set slightly forward. The bellcote has granite dressings, part renewed in the C19 restoration and a single bell. The north aisle has a blocked north door with hoodmould and has two C15 or early C16 square headed 3-light Perpendicular window, the western window with pointed heads and the eastern window with cusped heads. 3-light Perpendicular east window and C19 west window. The chancel has a 3-light window with restored intersecting tracery; the granite lintel is carved with an inscription 'ANNO DOMINO 1574 BY WLG' the south wall of the nave and chancel has a 3-light hollow chamfered mullion window and a 2-light mullion window to west of the porch. The gabled porch has two reset circa late C15 mutliple moulded granite jambs to the entrance, the lintel above probably in place of an arch and there is a carved floral motif above in the gable. C15 waggon roof with carved bosses. The inner south door has a square headed frame with blind niche above and a circa C17 double lapped door with strap hinges and early door handle. Interior: C19 roofs to nave, chancel and north aisle. The walls are plastered. Granite arcade of 4 bays to north aisle with type A (Pevsner) piers with accentuated cavetto moulding, moulded bases and capitals and moulded segmental arches. C19 furnishings, pulpit and altar rails and early C19 panelling in chancel. Simple Holy water stoup with simple stone bowl. Norman font of granite and Polyphant stone with square bowl, shaft and base; the bowl with chamfered corners. Pevsner, N. and Radcliffe, E. The buildings of England, Cornwall 2nd ed. 1972.

Listing NGR: SX2519883557


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Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Cornwall, (1972)


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 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/05961/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Nilsson. Source Historic England Archive
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