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Church of St Cohan

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Michael Penkevil, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2639 / 50°15'49"N

Longitude: -5.0006 / 5°0'2"W

OS Eastings: 186245

OS Northings: 44740

OS Grid: SW862447

Mapcode National: GBR ZJ.KHPD

Mapcode Global: FRA 08DB.KP8

Plus Code: 9C2P7X7X+GQ

Entry Name: Church of St Cohan

Listing Date: 30 May 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1291755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62882

Location: St. Michael Penkevil, Cornwall, TR2

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Michael Penkevil

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Tresillian and Lamorran with Merther

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


4/29 Church of St Cohan

Ruined church. Probably C13, C14 and C15. Slatestone with granite dressings.
Nave, chancel, west tower, south aisle and south porch. North wall has 3-light flat
headed window with hoodmould (probably C15) and small window with frame fallen to
right. East wall has C15 window with 3 identical trefoil headed lights to chancel
gable and similar one to aisle gable. South wall has 2-light cusped window; porch
with nearly round headed doorway possibly C17 and inner pointed (probably C13-C14
but moved when aisle erected); 3-light cusped windows 2 and 3 to right of porch
probably C15; 4 is C19 cusped 2-light wooden window and pointed door to far right.
Slender tower possibly C14 of 2 stages has diagonal corner buttresses and pointed
west doorway. Glazed 2-light window over is in earlier arched opening. The
standard A type (Pevsner) arcade has fallen but west respond retains part of its 4-
centred arch. Piscina in east respond facing altar position and niche to left of
altar position. Some red paint on inner south wall plaster (possibly early C19),
although early C16 murals on splays confirmed early 1970s.
Reported in 1970 by Pevsner to be neglected. In 1951 the aisle roof was described
as an ovolo-moulded waggon roof with carved east bay with other roofs as post-
medieval in the Statutory list description. The church is now roofless and
substantially overgrown. C12 font, figure of Saint Antony and C17 pulpit are now in
Tresillian Church.
Cross in churchyard : wheel head with four holes pierced crudely to separate the
four arms: shaft chiefly with small irregular holes as ornament, cf. Roche; also 2
stud like bumps, cf. Mylor. Quote from Pevsner. Churchyard now so overgrown that
cross couldn't be found but probably still survives.

Listing NGR: SW8624544740

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

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