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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Polperro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3309 / 50°19'51"N

Longitude: -4.5188 / 4°31'7"W

OS Eastings: 220825

OS Northings: 50919

OS Grid: SX208509

Mapcode National: GBR NC.XH31

Mapcode Global: FRA 18F5.7C1

Plus Code: 9C2Q8FJJ+9F

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 21 August 1964

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310531

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61540

ID on this website: 101310531

Location: Polperro, Cornwall, PL13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Polperro

Built-Up Area: Polperro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Talland

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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6/76 Church of St John

Chapel of Ease. 1838 (datestone). Built by Rev W Rawlings, former rector. Remained
private property until 1887 when it was transferred to the Ecclesiastical
Commissioners. Rendered stone with slate roof with nave and choir in one. Shallow
projecting chancel beneath lower slate roof at east end. Gabled north transept.
Overall 'T' shape plan comprising nave, chancel, north transept containing entrance,
vestry and bell tower and further north porch on north west of nave. Built directly
into side of hill with retaining wall directly to south.
North transept flanked by 2 lancet window with hoodmoulds in nave and chancel. North
transept with tall lancet window in large shallow recess with pointed arch containing
date AD 1838, flanked by 2 octagonal corner turrets with crenellated parapets, and
octagonal timber bellcote with louvered sides on ridge. North gabled porch with
plank door in 4-centred arch. Lancets in east and west windows.
Interior Suspended ceiling with decorative multi-foiled ventilation opening. Slate
flag floor. 4-centred chancel arch. C19 furnishings. Gallery at west end with
panelled front and supported on 2 octagonal columns with panelled sides. Panelled
front. Raked seating in gallery. Possibly quirn in north transept.
Kelly's Directory of Cornwall 1889 p 1128.
Stell, C

Listing NGR: SX2083551002

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