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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SW 67127 43984


ILLOGAN CHURCH ROAD SW 64 SE (west side) 10/181 Churchtown Church of St Illogan GV II Church. 1846, by J.P.St Aubyn, replacing former Church of St Illogan (of which only the tower remains, q.v.); altered. Killas rubble brought to courses, with granite dressings, slate roof. Gothic style. Nave with north and south aisles of equal height, short chancel. The 6-bay aisles have buttresses and angle buttresses with 2 offsets, gabled porches to the 2nd bay with moulded 2-centred arched doorways and coped gables, and the south porch has a sundial over the doorway; the other bays have 2-centred arched 3-light windows with cusped lights and Perpendicular tracery in the heads, and the ends have similar windows with hoodmoulds. The west end of the nave has an added west window, projecting slightly, with 5 cinquefoil lights, and lettering on the sill commemorating Gustavus Lambart Basset of Tehidy (d.1889). The chancel has diagonal buttresses and a traceried 4-light east window with a hoodmould. All the gables have raised coping with apex crosses. Interior: 5-bay aisle arcades of double-chamfered 2- centred arches on octagonal piers with moulded caps (west end now partitioned by glazed screen wall in 2nd bay to make 2-storey meeting room); nave has arch-braced collar truss roof, aisles have arch-braced crown post roofs; chancel has 4-centred arch to organ chamber on south side; attached to south aisle wall (and now within upper meeting room), a painted copy of the letter of Charles I to the County of Cornwall. Numerous wall monuments removed from former church, including, in the north aisle: a set of small brasses to James Basset and his wife (1603); a white marble sarcophagus with medallion portrait, Francis Basset (d.1769); a bust in a medallion, by Richard Westmacott, commemorating Francis Lord de Dunstanville (d.1835); a marble relief depicting the weeping wife and children of John Basset (d.1843); a young woman feeding the poor, Frances Baroness Basset (d.1855); a standing angel reading, John Francis Basset (d.1869); and in the chancel: an oval tablet with Latin inscription, John Basset Collins; and a very elaborate cartouche with open pediment and putti, Mary, wife of John Collins and daughter of Francis Basset of Tehidy (d.1743)

Listing NGR: SW6712743984


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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: 05 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01486/15
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