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Chapel of St Piran

A Grade II Listed Building in Tintagel, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6704 / 50°40'13"N

Longitude: -4.7233 / 4°43'23"W

OS Eastings: 207664

OS Northings: 89172

OS Grid: SX076891

Mapcode National: GBR N2.74L4

Mapcode Global: FRA 07Z9.KPW

Plus Code: 9C2QM7CG+4M

Entry Name: Chapel of St Piran

Listing Date: 17 December 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143411

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68874

Location: Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Tintagel

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Tintagel

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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4/217 Chapel of St Piran
Chapel, probably converted to outbuilding after the Reformation and converted back
into a mission chapel dedicated to St Piran. Possibly C15 origins although the
building has been much altered; the walls were lowered in 1887 and the fabric heavily
restored in 1941 when it reverted back into a chapel.
Local slate stone rubble. Rag slate roof with gable ends. Rectangular single cell
plan with earlier entrance in north side blocked and entrance inserted in west gable
Low building of single storey with several straight joints in the masonry on the
north side; blocked door on north side and partly restored 2-light chamfered granite
mullion window with cusped lancet towards the west. Plank door to entrance in west
gable end with row of pigeon holes above and 1-light segmental arched east window.
Interior : Simple pitch pine furnishings and C20 stone altar. Circa late C19 collar-
rafter roof.
The first mention of a chapel dedicated to St Pirans is in a licence granted by the
bishop to Parson Gregory to celebrate mass in 1457. The building appears to have
been used for agricultural purposes since the Reformation although the documentary
evidence is scanty. The Tithe Apportionment maps (1841) mark a Chapel Meadow
adjoining the site.
Canner, A C The Parish of Tintagel, some historical notes 1982

Listing NGR: SX0766489172

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