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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
St. Teath
National Grid Reference:
SX 06439 80594


ST TEATH ST TEATH SX 0680 - 0780 7/171 Church of St Tetha


Parish church dedicated to St Tetha. Norman origins, north and south aisles added in C15 and west tower partly remodelled in 1630 (datestone). Restored in 1877-9 and in 1913. Stone rubble, snecked to north and south aisles with moulded plinth and wall plate and large granite quoins. Tower of stone rubble with bands of ashlar granite. Slate roofs, nave and chancel in one. Plan: Norman origins with remains at north west corner of nave near junction of north arcade and tower base. Pevsner suggests first stage of tower is Norman. North and south aisles added in C15, probably with south porch. Tower remodelled in 1630 (datestone). Exterior: 3-light Perpendicular windows in north and south aisles, partly replaced in south aisles during C19 restoration. Rood loft stair projection to north aisle. West tower of 3 stages with moulded strings and plinth and battlemented parapet with crocketted finials. West door with datestone 1630 with 3-light Perpendicular west window. Circa C15 arch to south porch. Interior: Circa C15 waggon roofs to nave, chancel, north and south aisles. Nave roof partly replaced in mid C20 and north and south aisle roofs replastered. High quality carving to wall plate in north aisle. 6-bay arcades to north and south aisles with 4-centred arches and type A (Pevsner) piers. Furnishings partly replaced with circa C15 bench ends in north and south aisles. Circa C17 carved panels incorporated in choir stalls and C17 panels incorporated in pulpit with arms of Carminow family. Royal arms dated 1703. C15 font. Rood loft stair in north aisle. C17 alms box. 2 parts of Norman capitals reused as base for altar table in north aisle. Norman font bowl found at Vicarage Farm (qv). Circa C15 recumbent effigy in south aisle window. Memorials including C16, C17 and C18 ledger stones. Fragments of old glass. On site of Lan. Maclean, Sir John Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor in the County of Cornwall 1879. Pevsner, N and Radcliffe, E The Buildings of England, Cornwall 2nd edition 1970. Polsue, J Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall 1873, reprinted 1974. Church Guide.

Listing NGR: SX0644280596


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Books and journals
Church of St Tetha St Teath Church Guide
Maclean, J, Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor in the County of Cornwall, (1879)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970)
Polsue, J, Lakes Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, (1872)


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: 16 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/16747/02
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