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Church of St Levan

A Grade II Listed Building in St Austell Bay, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3216 / 50°19'17"N

Longitude: -4.77 / 4°46'11"W

OS Eastings: 202914

OS Northings: 50524

OS Grid: SX029505

Mapcode National: GBR N0.Y4L7

Mapcode Global: FRA 08W5.ZFS

Entry Name: Church of St Levan

Listing Date: 29 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246627

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487050

Location: St. Austell Bay, Cornwall, PL26

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St Austell Bay

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Austell

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


SX05SW HIGHER PORTHPEAN
868/9/10156 CHURCH OF ST LEVEN
29-JAN-01

II

Anglican mission church. 1884-5; by J. Reeves. Dressed Pentewan stone. Slate roof with coped gable ends.
PLAN: Small 2-cell church with nave and chancel under one roof and with vestry on south side and wide narthex-like porch at the west end.
Victorian Early English style.
EXTERIOR: Tall cusped lancets on north and south sides, the north side with stone lateral stack with set-offs. The east end has triple lancets and stone cross at apex of gable. Stone bellcote at west gable end on corbels forming arch over lancet west window. Wide 3-bay west porch with three pointed arches with carved stone shields and inscription 'Jesus Came to Them Walking on the Seas'; plank inner door with wrought-iron hinges. Vestry on south side rising from churchyard retaining wall and with shouldered arch doorway on its west side.
INTERIOR: Exposed stone walls. Plain pointed chancel arch. Arch-braced roofs with exposed common-rafters. Triple lancets at east end with nook-shafts. Devon marble reredos of 1895 by J. Reeves. Wrought-iron Communion rail. Choir stalls with trefoil ends and arcaded fronts. Carved wooden eagle lectern. Stained glass windows.
SOURCE: Woodhouse, H. Porthpean Church and Village [1999].


Listing NGR: SX0291450524

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SX05SW HIGHER PORTHPEAN
868/9/10156 CHURCH OF ST LEVEN
29-JAN-01

II

Anglican mission church. 1884-5; by J. Reeves. Dressed Pentewan stone. Slate roof with coped gable ends.
PLAN: Small 2-cell church with nave and chancel under one roof and with vestry on south side and wide narthex-like porch at the west end.
Victorian Early English style.
EXTERIOR: Tall cusped lancets on north and south sides, the north side with stone lateral stack with set-offs. The east end has triple lancets and stone cross at apex of gable. Stone bellcote at west gable end on corbels forming arch over lancet west window. Wide 3-bay west porch with three pointed arches with carved stone shields and inscription 'Jesus Came to Them Walking on the Seas'; plank inner door with wrought-iron hinges. Vestry on south side rising from churchyard retaining wall and with shouldered arch doorway on its west side.
INTERIOR: Exposed stone walls. Plain pointed chancel arch. Arch-braced roofs with exposed common-rafters. Triple lancets at east end with nook-shafts. Devon marble reredos of 1895 by J. Reeves. Wrought-iron Communion rail. Choir stalls with trefoil ends and arcaded fronts. Carved wooden eagle lectern. Stained glass windows.
SOURCE: Woodhouse, H. Porthpean Church and Village [1999].


Listing NGR: SX0291450524

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