History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Ruins of the Chapel of St Thomas Becket

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bodmin, Cornwall

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.4713 / 50°28'16"N

Longitude: -4.7161 / 4°42'57"W

OS Eastings: 207362

OS Northings: 67025

OS Grid: SX073670

Mapcode National: GBR N3.MLFN

Mapcode Global: FRA 170T.2JF

Plus Code: 9C2QF7CM+GH

Entry Name: Ruins of the Chapel of St Thomas Becket

Listing Date: 8 June 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195280

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368042

Location: Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Bodmin

Built-Up Area: Bodmin

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Bodmin

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Tagged with: Chapel

Find accommodation in



629-1/2/100 (North side)
08/06/72 Ruins of the Chapel of St Thomas


Chapel, now roofless. Licensed 1377. Local rubble with granite
and freestone dressings. Rectangular plan with porch south of
west end. Single storey over crypt, 5-bay buttressed south
wall with porch on the left. Porch has segmental-arched
opening at the front and similar inner doorway; entrance up
steps into left-hand side. 2 pointed-arched south windows with
hoodmoulds and 4 small crypt windows with flat heads and
relieving arches. North wall has 2 pointed windows similar to
south windows, all grooved for glazing. East wall has large
3-light late Decorated window with unusual tracery which is
transitional towards Perpendicular. INTERIOR: pointed
rere-arches, the east window with moulded arch carried on
octagonal nook shafts; sedilia to south wall of east end with
3 cinquefoil arches within pointed hoodmoulds under a square
hoodmould; ogee-headed cinquefoil aumbry on its left. Many
carved fragments lying about including probable piscina;
vaulted crypt. A rare C14 building in Cornwall and the
decorated window tracery is of particular interest and rarity
for Cornwall.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Radcliffe E:
Cornwall: 1970-: 43).

Listing NGR: SX0736267024

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.