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Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Trewen, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6255 / 50°37'31"N

Longitude: -4.4727 / 4°28'21"W

OS Eastings: 225198

OS Northings: 83557

OS Grid: SX251835

Mapcode National: GBR NF.9WFV

Mapcode Global: FRA 17JF.1BF

Plus Code: 9C2QJGGG+5W

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 22 November 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263226

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432430

Location: Trewen, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Trewen

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Trewen

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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2/194 Church of St Michael
Church dedicated to St Michael. Probably Norman origins extended in C15 and restored
in late C19. Stone rubble with ashlar stone north aisle which has a moulded plinth.
Slate roof with gable ends, the nave and chancel in one.
Plan: Nave and chancel, 4-bay north aisle, south porch and a bellcote at the west
end. Norman font. The 4 bay north aisle and south porch were probably added in the
Exterior: Small church with gabled bellcote at west end. The west gable end has
moulded plinth and strings and the central part is set slightly forward. The
bellcote has granite dressings, part renewed in the C19 restoration and a single
bell. The north aisle has a blocked north door with hoodmould and has two C15 or
early C16 square headed 3-light Perpendicular window, the western window with pointed
heads and the eastern window with cusped heads. 3-light Perpendicular east window
and C19 west window. The chancel has a 3-light window with restored intersecting
tracery; the granite lintel is carved with an inscription 'ANNO DOMINO 1574 BY WLG'
the south wall of the nave and chancel has a 3-light hollow chamfered mullion window
and a 2-light mullion window to west of the porch. The gabled porch has two reset
circa late C15 mutliple moulded granite jambs to the entrance, the lintel above
probably in place of an arch and there is a carved floral motif above in the gable.
C15 waggon roof with carved bosses. The inner south door has a square headed frame
with blind niche above and a circa C17 double lapped door with strap hinges and early
door handle.
Interior: C19 roofs to nave, chancel and north aisle. The walls are plastered.
Granite arcade of 4 bays to north aisle with type A (Pevsner) piers with accentuated
cavetto moulding, moulded bases and capitals and moulded segmental arches. C19
furnishings, pulpit and altar rails and early C19 panelling in chancel. Simple Holy
water stoup with simple stone bowl. Norman font of granite and Polyphant stone with
square bowl, shaft and base; the bowl with chamfered corners.
Pevsner, N. and Radcliffe, E. The buildings of England, Cornwall 2nd ed. 1972.

Listing NGR: SX2519883557

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