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Latitude: 50.4398 / 50°26'23"N
Longitude: -4.7644 / 4°45'51"W
OS Eastings: 203799
OS Northings: 63643
OS Grid: SX037636
Mapcode National: GBR N1.PL0G
Mapcode Global: FRA 07XW.MP9
Entry Name: Tower About 15 Metres West of St Benet's Abbey
Listing Date: 6 June 1969
Last Amended: 15 April 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1158186
English Heritage Legacy ID: 67586
Location: Lanivet, Cornwall, PL30
Civil Parish: Lanivet
Built-Up Area: Lanivet
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Lanivet
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 06 SW
8/112 Tower about 15 metres west of
6.6.69 St Benet's Abbey (formerly listed
as Tower at rear of St Benet's
Tower ; probably originally the west tower of a chapel at St Benet's Abbey. C15.
Granite ashlar with granite dressings. C19 repair in brick.
Plan: Square plan tower. The west side has doorway, and the east side has a tower
arch which would formerly have led into a nave ; there is the line of a gable end in
the masonry above the tower arch. Stair in north west corner.
Exterior: Two stages remain of what must originally have been a 3-stage tower. There
is a moulded string course between the two stages. On the east side there is a tall
4-centred tower arch, with double chamfered order to the arch and Pevsner A-type
piers. Line of a gable end above. The upper stage to east has single chamfered
light and upper 3-light window with 4-centred arched lights, recessed spandrels and
square hood mould. At the north side, there are staggered lancets for the stair
tower ; moulded string course contained and upper C20 2-light window ; the upper part
rebuilt in brick. The south side also has an upper C20 2-light window. The west
side has 4-centred arched doorway, hollow-chamfered, with hood mould. Window above,
also with 4-centred arch and hood mould ; originally 3-light, the stoolings remaining
for the mullions and some of the upper part of the tracery, of Perpendicular style.
Interior: In the north west corner there is basket-arched doorway to the stair,
hollow-chamfered. Stone newel stair. There is a plain 4-centred arch over the west
door and the west window.
Lyson's Cornwall shows a print of 1814, which shows the top stage of the tower
Listing NGR: SX0379963643
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