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Chapel of St Nectans

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Winnow, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4098 / 50°24'35"N

Longitude: -4.6355 / 4°38'7"W

OS Eastings: 212835

OS Northings: 59983

OS Grid: SX128599

Mapcode National: GBR N6.RH47

Mapcode Global: FRA 175Z.3WH

Entry Name: Chapel of St Nectans

Listing Date: 21 August 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138175

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60628

Location: St. Winnow, Cornwall, PL22

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Winnow

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Winnow with St Nectan's Chapel

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


6/127 Chapel of St Nectans


Chapel, dating from 1281. Present structure circa C15, although considerably
restored. Chapel damaged in 1644 during Civil War when tower reduced to its present
height. In 1825 and 1864 the building was enlarged. In 1962, after a period of
disuse the chapel was restored and reduced to its present size. Rubblestone, rendered
on north side. Slate roofs with gabled end. Pyramid slate roof to tower with slate
hung bellcote.
Chapel comprises nave, south porch and tower. East window, 3-light C19
Perpendicular window under 2-centred arch with hoods and drips. South side with 2-
light Perpendicular window, partly restored to west of south porch. Cusped heads
below rectangular hood. To east of porch two 3-light Perpendicular windows with
cusped heads below rectangular hood moulds with drips. West window circa C15 with
east window probably C19 copy. North side with three 3-light C19 windows with cusped
heads beneath rectangular hoods with drips. Tower of 1½ stages with angle buttresses
with moulded plinth and continuous string. Buttresses removed on north side when
church was enlarged. West door blocked. West window, 3 light Perpendicular with
continuous hood mould. Gabled south porch with sundial, massive granite quoins and 4-
centred moulded C15 doorway with hood mould, restored in part. South door with
slightly moulded granite arch in rectangular frame with hood mould and drips.
Plastered waggon roof to nave with moulded centre rib with instruments of the
Passion in shields on arcade plate. Original waggon roof to south porch with moulded
rail, carved bosses and carved arcade plate. Tower arch, moulded 3-centred arch with
engaged shafts of Type A (Pevsner) profile. Octagonal engaged capitals.
Font possibly C13 on square granite base with later octagonal shaft. Bowl with
corner ribs.
Reseated. Remains of piscina to rear of church removed when church was reduced
in size. Painted board above south door, signed by Robert Walker, Vicar, describes
enlargement of church in 1825.
Pinnacles of tower have been scattered over the surrounding area. One pinnacle
has been used in a fountain in the gardens of Boconnoc, and another serves as a
gatepost with other pieces reused stone at the entrance to the churchyard. One bell
of 1770.
Source: Kelly's Directory of Cornwall, 1889

Listing NGR: SX1283559983

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