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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1312533



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Madron

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jun-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 70490

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MADRON MADRON SW 43 SE 7/144 Church of St Maddern - 10.6.54 GV I Parish church. Norman font. C14 and C15, porch 1887, many windows renewed or partly renewed circa late C19. Mostly granite ashlar walls, some granite rubble with granite dressings. Scantle slate roofs with coped gables. Plan: partly C14 nave/chancel under 1 roof, C14 or earlier south aisle, C14 west tower, C15 north aisle and C19 porches. Exterior: fine embattled 2 stage west tower with corbelled wall table dividing the stages. Pointed-arched west doorway; original 2-light windows to higher part of lower stage and Y-traceried windows to upper stage. Clockface to north side. Stair turret in angle between tower and north aisle. 2 C15 windows right of south porch with Norman carved heads over (one with double head), otherwise the windows are C19 or have C19 mullions and tracery. C14 inner south doorway and similar north doorway resited in the C15. Interior: C14 and C15 6-bay arcades dividing nave from the aisles: circa early C16 waggon roofs with carved bosses with old paint, circa early C14 sedilia and piscina in the chancel and rood stair in south wall. Fittings: C12 font; medieval inscribed stone; carved alabaster panel from C14 reredos; 5 medieval bench ends, 2 later bench ends and 1 copy; C17 tower screen copied from C14 fragments. Several memorial windows. Monuments: brass to John Clies, merchant, twice Mayor of Penzance 1623; Cock and Fleming slab with fine incised depiction of the family (4 adults and 10 children with their initials, Thomas Cock died 1601, Thomas Fleming in 1631); slate tablet to John Maddern, mayor of Penzance died 1621, with figures in Elizabethan costume; fine marble aedicule to the Rev. Thomas Paul died 1716 and Rev. Duke Pearse, died 1712, with carved effigies; also memorials to the Rev. John David Cox, Dr Walter Borlase and several others of interest. High up on the walls are funeral hatchments to principal local families.

Listing NGR: SW4534631814

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National Grid Reference: SW 45343 31813


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