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Church of St Stephen

A Grade I Listed Building in Saltash, Cornwall

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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

Plus Code: 9C2QCQ3C+CC

Entry Name: Church of St Stephen

Listing Date: 17 January 1952

Last Amended: 22 November 1982

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60462

Location: Saltash, Cornwall, PL12

County: Cornwall

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

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Church of St Stephen
(formerly listed under
St Stephen)
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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