CHAPEL OF ST MICHAEL AT ROCHE ROCK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1327342
Date first listed:
10-Feb-1967
Statutory Address:
CHAPEL OF ST MICHAEL AT ROCHE ROCK

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHAPEL OF ST MICHAEL AT ROCHE ROCK

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Roche
National Grid Reference:
SW 99112 59618

Details

ROCHE SW 95 NE 5/222 Chapel of St Michael at Roche Rock - 1O.2.57 I

Chapel. Licensed 1409. Squared dressed granite. Plan: has the appearance of a 3-stage tower, with a lower room for a chaplain and the chapel above. The chapel is built on the side, near the top of a massive jagged outcrop of schorl and the floor of the lower room is the rock. The east front has a moulded string courses, at the first stage no windows, the 2nd stage has a small single light with trefoil head, moulded granite jambs and lintel with voussoirs. The 3rd stage has large 2-centred arched window with moulded jambs and relieving arch. Upper gable end. On the south side, there is a 4-centred arches doorway to the chaplain's room, with roll-moulded surround. Interior The floor between the chaplain's room and the chapel has been removed; at the upper level to north is a small window with flat lintel. St Michael's Chapel is of outstanding landscape value. The site would have been: chosen for its isolation, and as particularly suitable for a dedication to St Michael; now, no longer used as a chapel, and without a roof, it has also assumed the qualities a romantic folly. The combination of the jagged rock face and the dressed granite forms an architectural unity, whether it is viewed as a mediaeval chapel or as a romantic ruin. Ancient monument no, 191.

Listing NGR: SW9910859617

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
70972
Legacy System:
LBS

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

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Date: 26 Apr 2007
Reference: IOE01/16525/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Midgley. Source Historic England Archive
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