History in Structure

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

Church of St John and Attached Forecourt Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, 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: 50.2601 / 50°15'36"N

Longitude: -5.0536 / 5°3'13"W

OS Eastings: 182447

OS Northings: 44479

OS Grid: SW824444

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XMQQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 089B.P0Z

Entry Name: Church of St John and Attached Forecourt Railings

Listing Date: 8 January 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201497

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377493

Location: Truro, Cornwall, TR1

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Truro

Built-Up Area: Truro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St John and St Paul, Truro

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


880-1/10/177 (East side)
08/01/71 Church of St John and attached
forecourt railings


Anglican church, for Peel parish. 1828. By Philip Sambell,
altered 1893-1900. Granite ashlar to west street elevation,
otherwise local stone rubble with freestone, granite and brick
dressings; dry Delabole slate roof hipped at the west end;
cast-iron ogee gutters. Rectangular aisleless plan with
apsidal chancel. Symmetrical 3-bay west front has corner
pilasters and parapet with projecting central bay surmounted
by a cupola on 6 slender wooden Tuscan columns; central rose
window over bowed porch projection with blind arcade of 5
round arches and moulded parapet; flanking bays are blind.
There is a round-arched doorway in each of the returns of the
central bay and a truncated rose window above. Adjoining on
the left is a C15 or C16 four-centred-arched doorway with
square hoodmould. INTERIOR not inspected but has a gallery on
painted columns (Pevsner). SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: original iron
railings have spear-headed shafts and turned stanchions.
(The Truro Buildings Research Group: Lemon Street and its
Neighbourhood: Truro: 1980-).

Listing NGR: SW8244744479

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

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.