CHURCH OF SAINT GWENDRON

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1328447
Date first listed:
10-Jul-1957
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF SAINT GWENDRON

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF SAINT GWENDRON

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Wendron
National Grid Reference:
SW 67886 31055

Details

SW 63 SE WENDRON WENDRON

4/404 Church of Saint Gwendron - 10.7.57 GV I

Parish church. Chancel and north wall are probably C13, otherwise C15; restored in 1868. Granite ashlar to tower, part of north transept, south aisle and south porch, otherwise granite rubble with granite dressings. Dry Delabole slate roofs with coped gable ends. Plan: C13 nave (north wall) and chancel; C15 west tower, north transept, south aisle and south porch. C19 restoration includes removal of possibly C15 wall plaster, replacing nave roof and replacing most fittings. Mostly C15, Perpendicular. Exterior: Largely unaltered since the C15. Complete C15 tower and mostly C15 features in the rest of the church. Chancel north lancet window is probably C13 remodelled in the C19; chancel 3-light east window is probably C14 also remodelled in the C19. Except for C19 copy at west end of south aisle, the other windows are C15 Perpendicular. C15 embattled south porch has weathered and pinnacled buttresses set back from the corners and 4-centred arched doorway with moulded jambs with bases and imposts. Inner doorway is C15 4-centred with spandrels. Interior: Unplastered walls; probably C13 or C14 wide arched niche over incised grave slab (or reused Pre-Conquest cross) in north wall of chancel, otherwise mostly C15 features including: tower arch; rood stair (between north aisle and chancel), aumbry niche in north transept; late C14 or C15 2-bay arcade with pointed arches between have and north transept; Later C15 5-bay arcade with standard A (Pevsner) piers between nave and south aisle; C15 waggon roofs over nave and north transept and C19 waggon roof over nave. Fittings: Unusual C15 granite font with waisted base, integral corner-shafts and quatrefoils to 4 front panels, otherwise mostly C19 or C20 fittings.

Listing NGR: SW6788731056

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
66393
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: 22 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07428/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Hyde. Source Historic England Archive
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