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Church of St Werburgha

A Grade II* Listed Building in Warbstow, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.685 / 50°41'6"N

Longitude: -4.5419 / 4°32'30"W

OS Eastings: 220535

OS Northings: 90344

OS Grid: SX205903

Mapcode National: GBR NB.636H

Mapcode Global: FRA 17C8.JC5

Plus Code: 9C2QMFP5+27

Entry Name: Church of St Werburgha

Listing Date: 22 November 1960

Last Amended: 11 January 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161531

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68136

Location: Warbstow, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Warbstow

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Jacobstow

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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3/249 Church of St Werburgha (previously
listed as Church of St Werburgh)

Church dedicated to St Werburgha. Probably Norman origins. C15 tower and north
aisle. Restored in 1861.
Stone rubble with moulded plinth. Roughly coursed and dressed stone to west tower
and north aisle. Granite ashlar south porch. Slate roofs.
Plan: Nave, chancel, west tower, 5-bay north aisle and north porch. The church has
Norman origins, the-west tower and north aisle added in circa late C15 and the north
porch in 1601 (datestone). Restored in 1861.
Exterior: Unbuttressed west tower of 2 stages, with battlemented parapet and corner
finials. No west door,the west window possibly reset or reduced with a multiple
moulded arch and jambs. 2-light cusped belfry openings with slate louvers. Nave has
3 square headed 3-light Perpendicular windows. Chancel has circa C13 2-light window
and reset possibly C12 lancet window. C19 chancel window. The north aisle has
complete circa late C15 Perpendicular 3-light windows and the north porch was added
in 1601 with a 4-centred outer arch and has incised spandrels and datestone above.
The gable parapet has scrolled kneelers. Inner doorway has a 2-centred arch,
probably Polyphant stone with cavetto moulding decorated with raised carved fleurons;
the arch was probably reset from the nave when the north aisle was added. Incised
cross in roundel to right of right hand jamb. Niche above entrance with base of
carved pedestal.
Interior: C19. Plastered walls and C19 roofs. Type A (Pevsner) granite piers to
the 5-bay north arcade with moulded caps and bases and 4-centred granite moulded
arches. Simple C19 furnishings. Norman font; square bowl with stylised floral
patterns on the four sides and carved heads on the corners. Octagonal stem and round
Pevsner, N. and Radcliffe, E. The Buildings of England, Cornwall 2nd edition 1970.
Sedding, E.H. Norman Architecture in Cornwall

Listing NGR: SX2053590344

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