CHURCH OF ST KEVERNE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1311542
Date first listed:
10-Jul-1957
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST KEVERNE

Map

Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST KEVERNE
© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1311542.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 23-Feb-2020 at 11:35:41.

Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST KEVERNE

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
St. Keverne
National Grid Reference:
SW 79124 21299

Details

ST KEVERNE ST KEVERNE SW 72 SE 3/138 Church of St Keverne 10 7 57 I Parish church. North-west corner of north aisle circa late C13, continued east in C14 and early C15. West tower circa early C15 with spire constructed in 1450. North arcade circa early c15 followed by south arcade. Chancel circa late C15 and east wall partly reconstructed in C19. South porch circa C16. Spire damaged by lightning in 1770 and rebuilt. Part of south aisle rebuilt in C19 and 2 windows renewed. Church restored in 1893. Abbots of Beaulieu patrons of church between 1235 and 1538. Rubble stone with slate roofs. Ashlar granite tower and spire. Nave and chancel in one. 8-bay north and south aisle not quite full length. Aisles extend west to flank west tower. East window rebuilt in 1898 (3-light perpendicular tracery). North aisle, 1-light lancet on west side with 2-centred arch over doorway. Hood mould and roll moulded jambs. One 3-light Perpendicular window with cusped heads and three 4-light perpendicular windows. 2 early buttresses with 2 later buttresses. East windows of north and south aisles 5-light Perpendicular. South aisle; priests door with segmental arch. Two 4-light Perpendicular windows renewed in late C19. One 3-light and one 4-light C15 perpendicular window, window to west blocked (visible on interior). South door C15 with 4-centred moulded arch flanked by shields at spring points. Banded voussoirs. C18 panelled south door. Modern figure in ogee-headed niche above. Gabled south porch with stoup in east wall and stone benches flanking internal walls. Rounded stone arch. West windows to north and south aisles with checker voussoirs to 2- centred arches. Window to north aisle, 3-light Reticulated tracery, circa early C14, possibly reset. Window to south aisle 3-light Perpendicular tracery. Battlemented unbuttressed tower in 2 stages with moulded plinth and strings. Serpentine west doorway with checker surround. 4-centred arch with hood mould and serpent heads in label stops. Quatrefoils in spandrels. 4 shields at spring point of arch. Within, a small barrel-vaulted vestibule with stone benches and west doorway. Tall serpentine west window with checker voussoirs over. 3-light belfry openings with slate louvres on each side. 2-faced clock added in 1907. Octagonal ribbed spire with quatrefoils. Long Nave, north arcade with type-A (Pevsner) piers. Multi-coloured stone piers with shields in corners of capitals. Square bases. 3-rood stairs in north wall. South arcade piers of unusual section. Abaci of chancel arcade indicate later C15 date. Contemporary waggon roofs over north and south aisles and nave and chancel, restored in 1893. Much repaired over north aisle at west end. Chancel roof slightly painted. Carved bosses, ribs and arcade plate with traces of ancient colour over east end of north and south aisles. Tower arches open into nave and flanking aisles. Pointed arches of granite on plain rounded capitals. Some early C16 oak bench ends to later benches, comprising 2 panels with cusped heads over decorative motifs (shields, initials). Banded and intertwined foliage. Quatrefoils below. Pyramid stops. Font, circa C15, granite with late serpentine curved shaft on square granite base. Figures at corners holding shields and crossed swords with initials between. Octagonal pulpit, circa C17 with carved panels and renewed base. 2 C17 cupboards decorated with angel heads and cherubs as caryatids. Wall painting of St Christopher on north wall, circa C15. Monument on south wall to George Tregosse Lale, Merchant, 1710. Broken round pediment with shields and heraldic arms. Some colour remains. Sources: Words from a Cornish Village, Jill Newton, 1981 The Buildings of England, Cornwall, N Pevsner and E Radcliffe, 2nd ed. 1970

Listing NGR: SW7912221298

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
64715
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Newton, J, Words from a Cornish Village, (1981)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970)

Legal

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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 21 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11496/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Rod Allday. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].