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Tresillian Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Tresillian, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2798 / 50°16'47"N

Longitude: -4.9907 / 4°59'26"W

OS Eastings: 187020

OS Northings: 46484

OS Grid: SW870464

Mapcode National: GBR ZK.VD99

Mapcode Global: FRA 08F9.9JK

Plus Code: 9C2Q72H5+WP

Entry Name: Tresillian Church

Listing Date: 27 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141054

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62872

Location: St. Michael Penkevil, Cornwall, TR2

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Michael Penkevil

Built-Up Area: Tresillian

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Tresillian and Lamorran with Merther

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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- Tresillian Church, Tresillian


Small church. First built as Chapel of Ease 1878, rebuilt 1904. Elvan, shale and
slate rubble with freestone dressings and steep Delabole slate roofs with coped
gable ends. Arts and Crafts Gothic style. Nave, chancel, south aisle, vestry and
north porch. West front has large ashlar gabled bellcote with 3 bells supported by
buttressed gable end. 2-light west nave window below with cusped heads and
quatrefoil within moulded pointed arch. Bells are within cusped arches with middle
one at higher level. Aisle gable, right with cusped lancet. Similar windows to
north wall of nave, south wall of aisle and porch gable. Small quatrefoil to west
wall of porch which is set back slightly from nave west gable end. Chancel has 3-
light lancet east gable window and machicolated north eaves cornice. Chimney over
vestry has louvre with arched gable ends. Pointed arched doorway to east side of
Interior: freestone arcade of pointed arches corbelled out and supported on
octagonal piers; similar but larger chancel arch; piscina on shaft in chancel;
scissor-braced pine roof to nave and arch braced pine roof to south aisle.
Original pine pews with shaped ends. Other fittings of note are from Church of St
Cohan, Merther (q.v.); Pentewan stone font probably C12 with octagonal shaft;
Jacobean C17 polygonal oak pulpit with carved panels; figure of Saint Antony in
Catecleuse stone (first found in Scoan Field by Holy Well of Saint Cohan q.v.) and
holy water stoup.
Right-hand bell in bellcote is from Church of Saint Moran, Lamorran (q.v.) and
others from Church of Saint Cohan, Merther (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SW8702046484

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