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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
St. Austell Bay
National Grid Reference:
SX 03638 52108


SX 05 SW ST AUSTELL CHURCH LANE, Charlestown (East side (Off)) 868/9/10048 Church of St Paul


Parish church. Consecrated 1851 by Henry Philpotts, Bishop of Exeter; designed by Christopher Eales, his only church design; flat-roofed choir vestry and sacristy added in 1964, spire added in 1971. Local rubble with granite dressings; steep dry Delabole slate roofs with coped gable ends and bracketed cornices; stone stack above NE vestry; glass reinforced plastic broach spire. STYLE: Early Gothic. PLAN: nave, crossing with transepts and chancel, the lofty nave lit by clerestory windows above low and narrow N and S lean-to aisles; N porch; tower at Wend of north aisle, original vestry in NE angle plus vestry and sacristy added to SE angle. EXTERIOR: 2-tier weathered buttresses dividing bays; simple lancets (4 bays) to aisles and clerestory; ordered openings with nook shafts and hoodmoulds to E and Wends: pointed W doorway with paired lights over and blind gable oculus; trio of lancets to E end with wheel window to gable. Each transept with paired north and south lancets with nook shafts and gable oculae. 3-stage tower with single lancets to lower stage, trefoils to 2nd stage and louvered lancets to paired recessed panels to bell stage. Pointed-arched ordered doorways with nook shafts. INTERIOR: deliberately simple and restrained plastered interior with 4 bays of pointed stone arches on round piers to the nave/aisles; taller arch to crossing and to chancel and lower N and S arches. The roof is arch braced with crown posts of 4 principal bays with trusses carried on corbels set on tall shafts on clerestory sill strings plus secondary intermediate trusses carried on corbels above clerestory windows; similar crossing and chancel roofs but with principal trusses only. The aisles have unequal arch bracing to carry the lean-to roofs. FITTINGS: square-ended open-panelled pews; rood beam on corbels with rood; octagonal moulded granite font; octagonal oak pulpit of 1933, given by the Mothers' Union. MONUMENTS: some late C19 and early C20wall monuments to Luke, Yawdrey, Woolcock and Stephens families. GLASS: late C19 coloured memorial glass to S aisle to Luke, Higman, Hest, Yawdrey and Bele families. A well-articulated design, reflecting the early influence of the Ecclesiological movement. (St Paul's PCC: The Parish Church of St Paul, Charlestown: Charlestown).

Listing NGR: SX0363852108


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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: 24 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12897/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Perry. Source Historic England Archive
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