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Church of Saint Piran

A Grade II* Listed Building in Perranwell, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2086 / 50°12'31"N

Longitude: -5.1137 / 5°6'49"W

OS Eastings: 177926

OS Northings: 38930

OS Grid: SW779389

Mapcode National: GBR ZB.1XJL

Mapcode Global: FRA 085G.X6L

Plus Code: 9C2P6V5P+FG

Entry Name: Church of Saint Piran

Listing Date: 30 May 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141586

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63587

Location: Perranarworthal, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Perranarworthal

Built-Up Area: Perranwell

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Stithians

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Parish church. C15 tower, chancel first rebuilt 1842, then chancel, nave, aisle and
porch rebuilt in 1882 by Piers St Aubyn. Granite ashlar, killas rubble and dressed
granite details. Dry Delabole slate roofs with gable ends.
Plan: nave and chancel under I roof, west tower, south aisle and south porch plus
small C20 vestry at east end of aisle.
Tower of 3 stages: granite ashlar with strings dividing stages of diminishing width;
embattled parapet with crocketted corner pinnacles with cross finials on shafts
corbelled out and rising from coved parapet cornice; all original openings with hoods
and relieving arches over; moulded 4-centred west doorway with C19 door; and 3-light
Perpendicular windows with slate louvres and quatrefoil tracery to upper stage.
All other windows are C19 in the Perpendicular style. North wall has chancel
windows, left, and 4 nave windows all with 3 lights except for 2-light one on right.
East wall has aisle gable left with 3-light trefoil-headed traceried window, partly
obscured by C20 vestry and chancel gable projecting on right with 3-light traceried
window. South wall has 1 window left of porch and 4 windows right of porch, all with
2 lights except one to far right with 3 lights. Further 3-light window to west gable
of aisle. Porch doorway and inner south doorway are C19 with pointed arches.
Interior C19 arch-braced and wind-braced roof structures, C19 granite 6-bay arcade
with steep 4-centred arches over inner doorway is resited Norman tympanum.
Fittings: painted letter from King Charles I at Sudely Castle, 1643 with painted
coated of arms on the reverse side; octagonal granite font possibly late medieval but
reorked in the C19; otherwise pews and other fittings, including pulpit over moulded
granite base, date from the 1882 rebuilding.
Monuments: Classical marble wall monument to Benjamnin Sampson, died 1840 aged 70, of
Tullimaar qv. and coloured glass in east chancel window to John Jose of Mellingey.
coloured glass in a south aisle window to Wm. Jory Henwood F.R.S. d. 1875, a
prominent geologist.
Information from Kelly's directory and THE PARISH OF PERRAN-ar-WORTHAL by EEW. Ryall.

Listing NGR: SW7792638930

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