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Church of St Martin

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Martin-in-Meneage, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.0697 / 50°4'10"N

Longitude: -5.1665 / 5°9'59"W

OS Eastings: 173505

OS Northings: 23641

OS Grid: SW735236

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.PMZH

Mapcode Global: FRA 082T.M1S

Entry Name: Church of St Martin

Listing Date: 10 July 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265918

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423533

Location: St. Martin-in-Meneage, Cornwall, TR12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Martin-in-Meneage

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Martin-in-Meneage

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 72 SW ST MARTIN ST. MARTIN
-IN-MENEAGE
4/233 Church of St Martin
10.7.57

GV II*


Parish church. C15 tower, otherwise rebuilt in 1830 and remodelled circa late C19.Serpentine and elvan rubble with dressed granite quoins, kneelers and copings. The tower has some dressed coarsed granite to the west wall otherwise rubble with
dressed granite doorway, plinth coping, string, parapet cornice, copings and
pinnacles. Low pitched scantle slate roof with wide eaves. West tower, C15; the rest of the church entirely rebuilt in 1830 with a rectangular aisle-less auditorium with 2 entrances flanking tower at the west end. 2 stage C15 tower is virtually complete with Perpendicular windows and hoodmoulds and relieving arches to all openings. Moulded pointed west doorway; 3-light traceried window over and 2-light traceried windows to 2nd stage, the west one glazed, the others louvered. The west door and the doors of the nave set back in pointed openings on either side are circa late C19 Gothic style with pointed traceried panels and heavily studded muntins, stiles and rails. Beside the right hand doorway are two slate headstones attached to the wall: One to John Southby. died 1771 aged 34, drowned by Accident and the other one to John Ralph, died 1795 aged 72. All the openings of the nave, 2 west doorways, 4 windows to both north and south walls and the wider east window were remodelled with pointed arches, mortar hoodmoulds and the windows were fitted with granite Y tracery. They were probably originally sashes.
Interior retains the original shallow barrel or basket-arch vaulted ceiling but the fittings are late C19.
This church is late Georgian rebuild but retaining its medieval tower, which is
virtually unaltered and a good example. The 1830 work was gothicised in the late
C19.


Listing NGR: SW7350523640

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