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Church of St Ladoca

A Grade I Listed Building in Ladock, Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3211 / 50°19'16"N

Longitude: -4.959 / 4°57'32"W

OS Eastings: 189457

OS Northings: 50986

OS Grid: SW894509

Mapcode National: GBR ZM.2W1T

Mapcode Global: FRA 08H5.XJL

Plus Code: 9C2Q82CR+C9

Entry Name: Church of St Ladoca

Listing Date: 17 October 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310553

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62738

Location: Ladock, Cornwall, TR2

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Ladock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Ladock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 85 SE
1/29 Church of St Ladoca

Parish church C15 (consecrated 1268), restored by G E Street for Canon Wise 1864.
Shale rubble with granite quoins, dressings and ashlar in tower, slate roofs.
Nave, ohancel, west tower, north transepts, south aisle and south porch. Nave has
2 C19 buttresses and 1 C15 perpendicular granite window which is similar to all
other C15 ones. Transept to nave is C15 and has C15 window in gable. Pointed
arched door to west side is C19. Transept to chancel has mullioned bay attached to
gable with battlements over. Reused C15 window in east wall. Chancel window in
freestone is 1864 and has cinquefoil over centre. East window of south aisle has
reticulated cusped tracery of 1869. South wall 1:1:4 bays. Windows are C15 with
slightly taller one to left of porch. Porch has gabled roof and 4 centred arched
granite door frame. West window is 1896 with cusped freestone tracery. Roofs have
granite coped gables. Tower is granite ashlar of 3 stages with offset buttresses.
Angel corbels support those over nave. Perpendicular louvred openings in bell
storey with battlemented parapet over and battlemented and crocketed corner
pinnacles surmounted by crosses. Semi-circular headed moulded granite door frame
to tower suggests Renaissance influence and later date than main fabric. Interior
of nave has standard granite arcade of diagonally set piers with torus, fillet and
cavetto mouldings of 2 bays into north transept and 4 bays to south aisle
continuing for 2 more bays between chancel and chapel. Unceiled C15 wagon roof has
carved principal ribs and under purlins. North transept has C19 roof. Chancel
window centre light is by Burne Jones with flanking ones by William Morris. The
pitch pine king post roof has cusped arched braces and wind braces. Granite arch
to north transept containing organ is 1908 as is the freestone barrel vaulted roof
over and vestry beyond. East window of south aisle has William Morris glass and
west window which is later looks like Pre-raphaelite work. Unceiled C15 wagon roof
over with carved principal ribs, wall plates and under purlins. Similar roof
survives in porch. Tower ceiling is divided into 4 panels by chamfered oak beams
with masons mitres at intersection. Panels have chamfered joists which run in
alternate directions. Stair in north west corner. Fittings include high alter
frontal panels by Ed. A E Prynne 1897, alabaster reredos, C16 carved oak panels in
rood screen, circular C19 pitch pine pulpit with cusped arcading on turned shafts
and choir stalls of similar design. The circular font is probably late Norman and
of Catecleuse stone (Pevsner) has scalloped square base with plain turned shaft
supporting bowl with a kind of cable moulding at bottom with palmettes in round
panels surmounted by border with crosses. Slate on west wall of nave to William
Randall 1657 and John Randell 1665. In porch over inner door is freestone head
(possibly Norman) a granite piscina or font to right of door, village stocks for 2
people and a slate grave slab on east wall with carved skeleton, skull and crossed
bones and hour glass to Nicholas Cornelius 1632. Dated stone in south wall at west
end reads: "PB II CW l783" (church warden?).

Listing NGR: SW8945450990

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

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