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Church of Saint Sennen

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sennen, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.0709 / 50°4'15"N

Longitude: -5.6949 / 5°41'41"W

OS Eastings: 135709

OS Northings: 25517

OS Grid: SW357255

Mapcode National: GBR DXBH.D81

Mapcode Global: VH05M.7HQ0

Plus Code: 9C2P38C4+93

Entry Name: Church of Saint Sennen

Listing Date: 15 December 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143798

English Heritage Legacy ID: 69872

Location: Sennen, Cornwall, TR19

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Sennen

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Sennen

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SW 32 NE
4/334 Church of Saint Sennen
Parish church. C13, extended in the C15, restored in 1867. Granite ashlar tower and
south aisle, otherwise rubble granite dressings. Concrete tile roofs with gable ends.
Plan: Nave/chancel and north transept retain walls from the C13; west tower, south
aisle and south porch were added in the C15. In the C19 the church was re-roofed and
much window tracery was replaced.
Exterior: Complete C15 unbuttressed 3-stage embattled west tower with pinnacles over
the corners. Original (blocked) 4-centred arched doorway; 2-light window over and
traceried 2-light louvered windows to the upper stage. South aisle has its original
C15 windows. Chancel east window is C19 in Perpendicular style.
Interior: C15 pointed tower arch carried on corbels; C15 5 bay arcade with roll-
moulded piers with fillets between carrying 4-centred arches over moulded capitals;
C15 4-centred arch between nave and north transept. C15 mural at east end of
chancel. Other features are mostly C19 including wall plaster and arch-braced and
wind-braced roof structures.
Fittings: Probably C13 moulded round font bowl over a probably C15 octagonal shaft
and moulded octagonal base dated 1448; C13 statue of virgin and child at east end of
south aisle; C15 bench end, probably from Church of Saint Levan qv; C17 copy of
letter from Charles I in 1643; poor box, dated 1732 near south doorway, otherwise
fittings are mostly C19 or C20.
Monuments: Wall monument to James Trembath, died 1867 aged 64 (west wall of north

Listing NGR: SW3570925517

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