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Church of Saint Just

A Grade I Listed Building in St. Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1821 / 50°10'55"N

Longitude: -5.015 / 5°0'54"W

OS Eastings: 184845

OS Northings: 35691

OS Grid: SW848356

Mapcode National: GBR ZH.DRVP

Mapcode Global: FRA 08DJ.S1W

Plus Code: 9C2P5XJM+RX

Entry Name: Church of Saint Just

Listing Date: 30 May 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141006

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63071

Location: St. Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall, TR2

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Just-in-Roseland

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Just-in-Roseland

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Parish Church. C13, (consecrated 1216) C15, restored 1872 and C20 vestry.
Slatestone with granite tower buttresses, C15 windows and doorways. Scantle slate
roofs with gable ends. Nave and chancel under one roof, west tower, north transept,
south aisle and south porch. C15 tower of 2 stages has weathered diagonal corner
buttresses, string dividing stages and under parapet with battlements. Pointed
moulded west doorway with hood mould and relieving arch. 3-light Perpendicular
window over with replaced mullions C20, hoodmould and relieving arch. Original arch
headed 2-light Perpendicular windows to upper stage with hoodmoulds cinquefoil
lights and slate louvres. Octagonal stair turret to east of south wall of tower
rises above tower parapet and has extra string and battlements. Clockface below
second string on south side. North wall of nave, contemporary with tower has 2, C15
3-light Perpendicular windows with C20 boiler house between with lean-to slate roof
and rubble stack. Transept and adjoining vestry left, remodelled to have roof
parallel to nave roof. Transept probably incorporating some C13-C14 walling has C15,
2-light, Perpendicular window to west and north wall. Pointed, chamfered doorway to
vestry left and tall 2-light window to east gable. North wall of chancel, C13 has
C15, 2-light window with round headed lights, left and C15, pointed doorway right.
East window of chancel gable end is C19 of freestone in Perpendicular style. East
window in south aisle gable has original C15 frame but C19 freestone tracery. South
wall of south aisle is entirely C15 complete with 1, 3-light Perpendicular window to
left of porch and 5 to right. West gable window similar. South porch, also C15 has
fine granite doorway with trefoil headed panels on engaged octagonal jambs with
moulded bases and capital as responds to ordered 4-centred almost rounded arch with
cusping mostly broken away. Surrounding granite ashlar walling. Original moulded
inner doorway. Porch has surviving C15 oak waggon roof with moulded ribs and
purlins, carved wallplate and central boss. Old carved plaster fragment set into
wall plaster.
Interior of Church : nave roof probably early C19 with arch-braced collars and roll
moulding to bracing and under purlins. Roof was originally in form of waggon roof
with plaster panels between, now with exposed common rafters. Chancel has closer set
arched braced collar roof in form of waggon roof. Paint on bracing to both roofs.
Aisle roof, probably 1872 is similar arch braced type. All 3 roofs have moulded
cornices with painted bible texts. Granite arcade of 7 bays between nave/chancel and
south aisle has standard A (Pevsner) piers with 4 engaged shaft and capitals over
each shaft supporting inner and outer hollow chamfer basket arches. Chancel has
thicker walling surviving from C13 and contemporary trefoil headed piscina to south
in arcade respond. Tower arch springs from corbelled responds and may survive from
earlier tower. Pointed granite doorway in tower to granite newel stair. Old painted
decoration surrounding south doorway and north doorway of chancel. Also, now headed,
painted panel of The Lords Prayer 1693 beside south doorway. Slate flagged floor.
Fittings of C19 pine pews with scrolled and carved bench ends; polygonal pulpit with
engaged shafts to angles dividing painted trefoil headed panels and C15 Perpendicular
octagonal granite font with quatrefoil panels. Brass of priest on east wall of aisle
is either that of Perys d. 1504 or Jeffrey 1529 both Rectors of the parish.

Listing NGR: SW8484635692

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