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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SW 45474 38513


ZENNOR ZENNOR SW 43 NE 4/329 Church of Saint Sennar 10.6.54 GV I Parish church. Parts of south wall possibly C12 or C13, C13 font, C13 or C14 south transept and chancel, C15 north aisle and west tower and later porch. Reroofed and partly rebuilt in the C19. Granite moorstone with granite dressings, granite ashlar tower and north aisle, with gable ends. Plan: nave/chancel, west tower, north aisle, south transept and south porch. Squint between south transept and chancel. Chancel is narrower than nave. Exterior: 3 stage embattled west tower with 4-centred arched doorway, 3-light window over and louvred traceried 3-light windows to upper stage. Lancet window in south wall left of porch and C19 lancet in chancel gable, C15 2-light window right of transept and reset 3-light C15 window in west gable end of north aisle, otherwise C19 windows, mostly in Perpendicular style but the south window of the south transept has intersecting tracery possibly copy of C13 original. Porch doorway has steep rounded arch possibly C18. Sundial to south wall of tower is inscribed : Paul Quick fecit 1737. Interior: pointed tower arch, C15 6-bay arcade with octagonal piers and basket arches between nave and north aisle; similar 2-bay arcade between nave and south transept; C19 waggon roofs, chancel roof carried on granite corbels. Walls stripped of plaster in the C19. Fittings: probably C13 font with octagonal bowl carried on round central shaft and with 4 corner shafts cranked out where they engage the bowl; 2 C15 bench ends made into a small seat, one end with a carved saint, the other end the famous mermaid of Zennor, otherwise C19 or C20 fittings. Monuments: granite coffin lid in tower inscribed : IQ 1784.

Listing NGR: SW4547838514


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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: 22 Dec 2000
Reference: IOE01/03369/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Clegg. Source Historic England Archive
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