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Latitude: 50.4035 / 50°24'12"N
Longitude: -4.2289 / 4°13'44"W
OS Eastings: 241700
OS Northings: 58334
OS Grid: SX417583
Mapcode National: GBR NR.RZJH
Mapcode Global: FRA 271Z.DBK
Entry Name: Church of St Stephen
Listing Date: 17 January 1952
Last Amended: 22 November 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140379
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60462
Location: Saltash, Cornwall, PL12
Civil Parish: Saltash
Built-Up Area: Saltash
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Stephen-by-Saltash
Church of England Diocese: Truro
ST STEPHEN'S ROAD
Church of St Stephen
(formerly listed under
SX 4158 5/2 17.1.52
The C13 church on this site was probably replaced by the present building in the
C15. It is built in local stone with 3 aisles, 5 bays and a tall 3 stage north-west
tower with set back buttresses and crenellations. The tower has an angled stair
turret to north. The belfry windows have pierced slate filling. The north and west
windows appear early Perpendicular in style. Slate roof (dated 1866). Gabled
vestry to north-east (contemporary with north aisle). Gabled south porch with
handsome mouldings to archway. On the exterior is an elegant incised slate slab
on south-west corner.
Interior: porch has good waggon roof with bosses, 3 aisles have waggon roofs rood
loft opening: south-west wall of middle chancel. Font is Norman square with carved
sides and 5 supports, similar to others in Cornwall, see Bodmin, SS. Nicholas and
Faith in Saltash itself. 2 elaborate c 1600 monuments in north-east corner, in
slate (Hitchens family) and another early C17 relief monument in a flat niche.
Numerous wall monuments. Very brightly painted c 1900 7 bay Gothic style reredos.
Mediaeval coffin lid in north-west corner of nave. Until 1881 this was the Parish
Church of Saltash although fully a mile from the centre.
Listing NGR: SX4165558278
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