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Glasney College Remains

A Grade II Listed Building in Penryn, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1665 / 50°9'59"N

Longitude: -5.1015 / 5°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 178599

OS Northings: 34206

OS Grid: SW785342

Mapcode National: GBR ZC.GM2G

Mapcode Global: FRA 086L.2BH

Plus Code: 9C2P5V8X+H9

Entry Name: Glasney College Remains

Listing Date: 18 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365746

ID on this website: 101298629

Location: Penryn, Cornwall, TR10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Penryn

Built-Up Area: Penryn

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Gluvias

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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580-1/6/64 (North side (off))
Glasney College remains


Remains of collegiate church. C13. Rubble with Caen stone
dressings. A moulded respond and its abutment rising above
impost level, possibly the remains of stone vaulting. Nearby
stands a complex-moulded Caen stone sill (not in situ).
HISTORY: The site for Glasney College was chosen as a result
of vivid dreams by Bishop Bronescombe while he was ill and
delirious at Canterbury. In these dreams he saw "Thomas Becket
who foretold his recovery, and told him on his return west, to
found in the woods of Glasney in the episcopal manor of Penryn
a collegiate church to the glory of God and in the name of St
Thomas the Martyr ...".
(Whetter J: The History of Glasney College: Padstow, Cornwall:
1988-; Roddis R J: Penryn, The History of an Ancient Cornish
Borough: 1964-: 42 -46).

Listing NGR: SW7859934206

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