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7/203 Church of St Gregory (previously 22.11.60 listed as Church of St Werburgh)


Parish church dedicated to St Gregory. Norman origins, extended in late C15 or early C16 and tower rebuilt in 1872. Granite ashlar south porch and south wall of nave. Stone rubble chancel, snecked stone with granite quoins in north aisle and roughly snecked stone west tower. Plan: Nave, chancel, 4-bay north aisle, south porch and west tower. The church has Norman origins with Norman font and tympanum. North aisle added in circa late C15 or early C16 and south wall of nave and porch added in C16. Tower rebuilt in 1872. Exterior: C19 west tower of 3 stages with moulded plinth and strings and parapet rebuilt, the croceted finials reused from the earlier tower. Stair turret on north. No west door, C19 3-light Perpendicular west window and 2-light belfry openings. Complete late C15 or early C16 Perpendicular tracery to north aisle with moulded basket arch to north door and canted rood loft stair turret towards east end. C19 east window to chancel. Cusped 1-light window in south wall of chancel and two circa C16 Perpendicular 3-light windows in nave. C16 porch with outer 4-centred roll-moulded arch with hood mould, C16 waggon roof and C16 roll-moulded 4-centred granite arch to south door with Norman tympanum above. The tympanum probably depicts two lions facing each other with a stylized tree in the centre. Interior: C19 plastered walls with remains of red and blue colouring in chancel; possibly distemper. C19 roofs. 4-bay granite arcade to north aisle with type A (Pevsner) piers with moulded caps and bases and moulded 4-centred arches. Remains of rood loft stair modified to provide steps up to C19 pulpit. C19 altar table and rails and simple C19 pews. Gothic detailing to organ case. Norman font of circa 1100 (Sedding): Round bowl and shaft with square upper part of base decorated with carved heads on corners. 4 engaged round squat shafts forming lower part of base. stocks at west end of church. Gas light fittings. Pevsner, N. and Radcliffe, E. The Buildings of England, Cornwall 2nd edition, 1970. Sedding, E.H. Norman Architecture in Cornwall.

Listing NGR: SX2078688106


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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)


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: 09 Sep 2004
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