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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1291755
English Heritage Legacy ID: 62882
Location: St. Michael Penkevil, Cornwall, TR2
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
SW 84 SE ST MICHAEL PENKIVEL MERTHER
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
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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