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Parish Church of St Anne

A Grade I Listed Building in Whitstone, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.761 / 50°45'39"N

Longitude: -4.4643 / 4°27'51"W

OS Eastings: 226294

OS Northings: 98610

OS Grid: SX262986

Mapcode National: GBR NF.1C4C

Mapcode Global: FRA 17J2.JKY

Plus Code: 9C2QQG6P+C7

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Anne

Listing Date: 29 September 1961

Last Amended: 12 October 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142426

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67280

Location: Whitstone, Cornwall, EX22

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Whitstone

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Whitstone

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Parish church. Base of tower C13, upper stages of tower and arcades C15, chancel
and porch 1882, interior largely 1882 by Samuel Hooper of Hatherleigh. Tower
masonry patched, largely slatestone rubble. North aisle dressed polyphant and
granite on slatestone rubble plinth, upper masonry looks renewed. South aisle and
chancel slatestone and polyphant rubble. Granite dressings throughout, window
tracery largely renewed in Bath stone, Delabole slate roofs. Chancel, nave, west
tower, north and south aisles, south porch. Chancel has 4-light, granite,
Perpendicular east window, rustic cutting to tracery. 3-stage, unbuttressed,
battlemented west tower with granite strings. Partially projecting, battlemented,
rectangular, north-east stair turret diminishing in width at belfry stage and
rising above the tower battlements with higher north-east pinnacle. West door of
tower round-headed, chamfered, granite arch. 3-light, granite, .Perpendicular west
window. West belfry opening 3 cusped lights below 2 quatrefoils and hood mould
with label stops. North and south belfry openings, 2-light, granite, below
dripledges and relieving arches. Tower pinnacles with rounded finials. North
aisle windows have granite jambs, hood-moulds and label stops and 1882 reticulated
tracery in Bathstone. Shallow-moulded, ogee-headed, granite, north door. North
aisle, east window, 3-light with 1882 tracery with quartrfoil in rounded in head.
South aisle, east window similar, same design used for alternate windows in south
aisle; other windows south aisle 3-light, C19, Perpendicular-style. 1 2-light,
decorated style Hatherleigh stone window in south aisle. 4-centred, shallow-
moulded priests door in south aisle. C19 moulded polyphant inner door possibly
recut from C12 doorway. Rectangular opening in porch east wall. 5-bay north and
south granite arcades, piers of conventional Perpendicular type, moulded capitals
carrying shallow-moulded arches. Spandrel masonry to nave cemented over. Slightly
pointed, unmoulded tower arch. Nave walls plastered. Nave and chancel roofs 1882;
nave, arched brace and collar; chancel, canted waggon with ribs and bosses with
herringbone boarding behind; chancel arch marked by bargeboarding on truss,
chancel wall plate pierced with quatrefoils. North aisle. roof boarded waggon re-
using C15 ribs and bosses, ribs carved over east end,vine-carved wall-plate. South
aisle roof 1882 arched brace and collar with further arched brace above collar, C15
ribs and bosses fixed to trusses. Stepped-up chancel with good 1880s tiling,
cinquefoil-headed sedilia, piscina, and aumbrey with wooden doors. Font, C12,
circular, with frieze on top of bowl. 1882 benches, late C19/early C20 stations
of the cross. Early C20 chancel and parclose screens. Late C15/early C16 bench
ends incorporated into chair. Inscribed slate memorial to John Cornish, died 1610
fixed to vestry screen in north aisle, rustic lettering. Fine slate memorial to
George Hele, buried 1652 used as north aisle altar front. 3 arches of blind
arcading carved in relief, inscriptions to left and right, arms carved in relief in
centre. Late C17 wall monument to Sara Symons on west wall of south aisle.
Cinquefoil-headed piscina on south wall of south aisle, holy water stoup to priests
door in south aisle. Slate memorial to Thomas Edgcumbe, died 1712, by Samuel
Harris of Jacobstow, fixed to external wall of south aisle.

Listing NGR: SX2629598613

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