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Church of St Nun with Attached Wall, Railings and Gateway to South

A Grade II Listed Building in Grampound, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2986 / 50°17'54"N

Longitude: -4.8996 / 4°53'58"W

OS Eastings: 193590

OS Northings: 48311

OS Grid: SW935483

Mapcode National: GBR ZR.369C

Mapcode Global: FRA 08M7.P0X

Entry Name: Church of St Nun with Attached Wall, Railings and Gateway to South

Listing Date: 20 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144041

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71384

Location: Grampound with Creed, Cornwall, TR2

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Grampound with Creed

Built-Up Area: Grampound

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Grampound with Creed

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

GRAMPOUND FORE STREET (north side), Grampound
SW 9248-9348 WITH CREED
7/42 Church of St Nun with attached
- wall, railings and gateway to south

GV II

Chapel of ease. Dated 1869. Slatestone rubble with granite and limestone dressings.
Slate roof with crested ridge tiles and gable ends with raised coped verges and
bellcote to west. Cross finial on the roof ridge set on raised coping over the
junction between the nave and the chancel.
Plan: Nave and chancel in one. South porch. C20 south vestry. Early English
style.
Exterior: The nave and chancel are on a chamfered plinth. To south, the nave has
two 2-light windows and one single light, with cusped lights, 2-centred arch and hood
mould. To north there are 3 similar windows, all with limestone surrounds. To west
there are 3 lancets, the central one taller, with hood moulds and relieving arch,
breather above. Gabled bellcote above with 2 arched openings and image nich. The
chancel has an apsidal east end with 4 cusped lancets each with upper tracery
quatrefoil and 2-centred arch. Gabled south porch has raised coped verges and cross
finial; 2-centred arched roll-moulded outer doorway, with plank door with good
ironwork. The gabled south vestry, of C20, has 3-light window to west and door in
the south gable. There is a retaining wall enclosing an area to south of the church,
in an L-plan; there is a granite coping to the wall, with twisted iron railings with
trefoil finials, the stanchions with a cable moulding; cross finials to each side of
the pedestrian gateway.
Interior: The nave has 4-bay arched-brace roof rising from carved stone corbels,
with one tier of windbraces. The west window has nook shafts. Chamfered north
doorway with 2-centred arch, door with strap hinges. The chancel arch is 2-centred,
piers to sides with carved capitals and hood mould with foliate stops. The east end
of the chancel has a wooden vaulted roof, the ribs rising from stone corbels. Carved
stone reredos with blank cusped arches and crocketed hoods and a centrepiece with
carved panels. Aumbry to left and piscina to right. Dated 1869 over south door from
chancel to vestry.
Fittings: C19 wooden benches in nave stalls in chancel with poppy head bench ends.
Communion rail in wrought iron. Stone pulpit in nave with marble colonnettes and
open cusped arches. Octagonal granite font in nave. Good brass candelabra on the
walls of the nave and four corona lucis candelabra in the nave and chancel. All
windows lattice glazed.
The church of St Nun was built in 1869 on the site of a C15 chapel, of which nothing
remains.
Sources: Pevsner, N. Buildings of England: Cornwall 1970.


Listing NGR: SW9359048311

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