This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 1329431



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Menheniot

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Aug-1964

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Nov-1985

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 61302

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.



11/99 Church of St Lalluwy (previously listed as Parish Church of St Neot or St Antoninus) GV I

Parish church. Consecrated 1293. Tower possibly C13. Main body of Church C15. North aisle circa early C15, extended circa mid C15, possibly contemporary with erection of south aisle and chancel which extended 1 meter to east of south aisle. Chancel further extended in 1865 during restoration. Upper stage of tower and spire late C14 or early C15. Rubblestone with slate roofs. Comprises west tower, spire, 5 bay north aisle with north porch and 5 bay south aisle with south porch, nave and chancel. West tower of 2 stages with set back buttresses to lower stage. Battlements project on corbel table. West door with 3-centred granite arch with roll moulded jambs. Round headed relieving arch. 3-light Perpendicular west window. Tall narrow 1-light belfry openings with pointed heads below rectangular hoods with labels. Slate louvers. Octagonal recessed spire of stone with moulded cap. North aisle; west window, 3-light circa late C16 Perpendicular window with round headed lights. In earlier partly blocked opening. North side with three 3-light Perpendicular windows. 2 to east of porch circa C15 beneath 2-centred arches with labels. Window to west of porch C19 copy. North porch, gabled end with 2-centred arch possibly of Polyphant stone with moulded arch and jambs. Inner north door with 2-centred Polyphant stone arch with deep cavetto mould. Hoods and labels. To east of north side, straight joint indicating extension of north aisle. Further straight joints possibly for rood loft stair projection now removed. To east, mid C15 3-light Perpendicular window with central raised light, similar to windows in south aisle. East windows of north and south aisles similar; 3-light Perpendicular granite tracery beneath 4-centred arches. North window restored. East chancel window, Perpendicular, (-light tracery, circa 1865. South aisle with four 3-light Perpendicular windows. East window original granite tracery. 2 central windows restored. South door partly altered. 2-centred chamfered granite arch. South porch with moulded granite 4-centred arch. Sundial above dated 1702. Inner door 2- centred freestone arch with hood and labels. Blocked Holy Water stoup to right. Interior; Original sealed waggon roofs to nave, north and south aisle. Moulded ribs with carved bosses. Carved timber wall plates on north side of nave and south side of north aisle. Traces of paint and gilding of bosses to north aisle waggon roof. Original waggon roof to south and north arcade with some recarved bosses. 5 bay north arcade with 4-centred moulded arcade arches. Type A (Pevsner) moulded granite piers with moulded bases and banded capitals. South arcade possibly by local masons. Complicated moulded 4-centred arcade arches with type A (Pevsner) moulded granite piers with with cruder moulded bases and banded capitals. C19 furnishings. Pulpit with carved panels by Hems of Exeter. Pulpit with carved panels illustrating Artic voyage of Trelawny Jago's ship, Enterprise, in search of Sir John Franklyn who had been lost at sea. Font of Caen Stone, octagonal shaft on square base with rounded corners. Square bowl with rounded corners. Pyramid oak font cover 1916. No rood screen although evidence of position on arcade piers. Monuments; In south-east corner of south aisle, classical marble monument to Jonathan Trelawny of Coldrennick, died 1653 and wife Philodea, died 1674. Broken pediment above with heraldic arms. Directly below, semi-circular slate memorial possibly top of the slate tomb to I.T. Well carved, possibly late C17. 2 putti with heraldic arms. Black marble slab on north wall of chancel to Lud. Stephens, 1724, vicar of Menheniot for 40 years. At base of pulpit, brass inscription set in floor, circa 1386 to Sir Ralph Carmynow. Reputed to be earliest brass in Cornwall. North side of north wall to Edward Trelawny, Dean of Exeter, died 1726. Classical. Tablet to Lady Charlotte Carr by M. Eames of Exeter. Letter of King Charles to Cornish on north wall over north door. 6 bells, re-hung, first cast in C18. Westher Vane on spire presented by Darell Trelawny, High Sheriff of Cornwall. Fixed in July 1781. William of Wykham was instituted at Menheniot in 1365 In 1965 the dedication reverted from Antoninus to Lalluwy. N Pevsner and E Radcliffe The Buildings of England - Cornwall 2nd ed. 1970 The Parish Church of St Lalluwy, Menheniot Church guide.

Listing NGR: SX2879162821

Selected Sources

Books and journals
The Parish Church of St Lulluwy Meneniot Church Guide
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SX 28789 62820


© Crown Copyright and database right 2017. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1329431 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 21-Sep-2017 at 10:27:28.

End of official listing