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Church of St Gluvias

A Grade II* Listed Building in Penryn, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1706 / 50°10'14"N

Longitude: -5.0999 / 5°5'59"W

OS Eastings: 178738

OS Northings: 34662

OS Grid: SW787346

Mapcode National: GBR ZC.G7KG

Mapcode Global: FRA 086K.WHJ

Entry Name: Church of St Gluvias

Listing Date: 28 January 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365724

Location: Penryn, Cornwall, TR10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Penryn

Built-Up Area: Penryn

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Gluvias

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


PENRYN

SW7834NE CHURCH HILL
580-1/4/42 (East side)
28/01/49 Church of St Gluvias

GV II*

Parish church. C15 west tower, otherwise much rebuilt and
remodelled in 1883 by Piers St Aubyn. Granite ashlar, coursed
dressed granite and granite rubble with freestone dressings;
dry Delabole slate roofs with crested ridge tiles. Tower is
coursed local rubble with granite and freestone dressings.
Plan: C15 west tower with NW stair turret, north wall, east
ends of north and south aisles; otherwise 1883 navel chancel,
south wall and later south porch plus vestry extensions
flanking tower.
Perpendicular 3-stage embattled tower with angle buttresses
and stair turret to NW corner; C15 pointed granite doorway
with C19 planked door and strap hinges; C19 freestone 3-light
traceried window over doorway and C15 two-light windows to
upper stage of tower; strings dividing stages.
North wall is 6 bays with buttresses dividing bays with C19
three-light traceried windows in C15 openings; C15 pointed
arched moulded freestone doorway with square hoodmould with
carved stops and quatrefoils to spandrels; many inscriptions
and to other parts of north wall. Similar west window and
taller 3-light projecting gabled windows to east ends of
aisles flanking projecting chancel with large 3-light E
window.
South wall has porch to far left with pointed doorway with
quatrefoils to spandrels and 5 bays with windows similar to
those of W wall; 2 buttresses and round-headed priests doorway
between right-hand windows.
INTERIOR: C19 six-bay pointed-arched freestone arcades between
nave and aisles, plastered or painted walls; C19 waggon roofs,
the choir/chancel roof incorporating C15 carved ribs from
former roof.
East wall of N aisle has 2 niches, each with arcade of 3
pointed arches and pair of round-arched niches (possibly a
very early feature resited or evidence that this wall is part
of a very early structure). Other early fragments include C15
piscina in porch and pointed-arched aumbry to east end of
south aisle.
FITTINGS: C19 fittings include: octagonal freestone font, with
quatrefoils, on granite base; octagonal oak pulpit on moulded
freestone base; organ loft on 4 Tuscan columns to west end of
S aisle; sedilia on 3 brackets to chancel; pitch pine pews
with shaped ends, one pew with carved oak end inscribed: "This
church restored AD 1882-3, Michael Jenkin Lavin, Mayor"; floor
of reset slate headstones; brass lectern with eagle; 1841
painted boards recording bequests and benefactions of Richard
Ludgie 1722-1733 and 1735, John Verran 1758 and Thomas Lukey
1612.
MONUMENTS: many fine quality monuments including brass and
slate to Thomas Killigrew 1484 with husband and wife, missing
brass, probably sons, 6 daughters and shields.
Large plaster and slate monument in 4 parts flanking and
within jambs of east window of south aisle; east part as an
aedicule framed by Ionic columns and surmounted by family
crests, the 2 on right with original scrolled brackets with
cherubs; left-hand panel to Samuel Pendarves of Roscrow
d.1643, over extra panel to William, son of John and Bridget
Pendarves; next panel to Grace, wife of Samuell Pendarves,
d.1662 over later panel to Walter, son of John and Bridget,
d.1663; next panel to William, also of Roscrow, d.1670 and
last panel to Ann, his wife, d.1643.
South wall: plaster aedicule with broken pediment and marble
shelf on bracket with lion's head flanking cherub to Samuel
Ennys of Ennys (now Enys, St Gluvias CP) 1611-1697 and
Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Samuel Pendarves of Roscrow,
1618-1705; marble and slate obelisk to Thomas Enys of Enys,
d.1802 aged 30.
North wall: slate aedicule with wigged bust and drapes between
Corinthian columns to J Kempe, d.1711; marble cartouche with
skull at bottom to John Collier Clerk d.1691 aged 3; and
similar cartouche to William Worth d.1689 aged 55.
MEMORIAL FITTINGS: large French mosaic reredos depicting
saints as memorial to Archbishop Philpotts.
MEMORIAL WINDOWS: E window of N aisle to Lilian Mary Plaice
and Frederick Dennis Bruce, Vicar 1915-1927; E window of
chancel to Louisa Philpotts d.1871; also E window of S aisle.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Cornwall: 1951-1970:
177).


Listing NGR: SW7873834662

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