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Latitude: 50.6602 / 50°39'36"N
Longitude: -4.5007 / 4°30'2"W
OS Eastings: 223352
OS Northings: 87483
OS Grid: SX233874
Mapcode National: GBR ND.7MRZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 17GB.8G5
Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas
Listing Date: 22 November 1960
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1161299
English Heritage Legacy ID: 68110
Location: Tresmeer, Cornwall, PL15
Civil Parish: Tresmeer
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Tresmere
Church of England Diocese: Truro
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7/220 Church of St Nicholas
Parish church dedicated to St Nicholas. Norman font, late C15 west tower; Nave,
chancel, vestry and south porch rebuilt in 1878-81. Snecked local stone. Moulded
plinth and strings to west tower. Slate roofs.
Plan: West tower, nave, chancel, south porch and vestry. With the exception of the
circa late C15 west tower, the church was rebuilt in 1878-81, reusing some earlier
Exterior: Small church with unbuttressed west tower of 2 stages. Tower has
crocketted finials, circa late C15 west door arch with granite basket arch, incised
spandrels and hood mould with C19 door; circa C16 2-light west window with round
headed lights and incised spandrels and 2-light belfry openings. 1, 2 and 3-light
lancet windows to nave and chancel, partly reusing circa late C13 tracery in chancel
and south wall of nave. C19 shouldered arch to vestry. Gabled south porch with 2-
centred inner and outer arches. Reset in east wall of porch is the top of a pierced
Interior: Unplastered walls. C19 roofs with reused carved bosses in chancel.
Rounded chamfered granite tower arch on corbelled brackets. C19 furnishings and
pulpit. C19 brass lecturn. Piscina and holy water stoup possibly reused from
earlier church. Norman font; round bowl decorated with cable band, round shaft and
square base (illustrated by Sedding). The bells have been taken down from the bell
frame; 2 in floor of nave to Samuel Holman (1687) with marginal inscription.
Wesley preached at Tresmeer in 1745, 1748, 1750, 1751.
Pevsner, N. and Radcliffe, E. The Buildings of England, Cornwall 2nd edition 1970.
Sedding, E.H. Norman Architecture in Cornwall
Widdows, E.J. Church Guide, 1985.
Listing NGR: SX2335287483
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