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Church of Saint Sennar

A Grade I Listed Building in Zennor, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1918 / 50°11'30"N

Longitude: -5.5674 / 5°34'2"W

OS Eastings: 145474

OS Northings: 38514

OS Grid: SW454385

Mapcode National: GBR DXM5.JNQ

Mapcode Global: VH053.GF3T

Entry Name: Church of Saint Sennar

Listing Date: 10 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312091

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70648

Location: Zennor, Cornwall, TR26

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Zennor

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Zennor

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

ZENNOR ZENNOR
SW 43 NE
4/329 Church of Saint Sennar
10.6.54
GV I
Parish church. Parts of south wall possibly C12 or C13, C13 font, C13 or C14 south
transept and chancel, C15 north aisle and west tower and later porch. Reroofed and
partly rebuilt in the C19. Granite moorstone with granite dressings, granite ashlar
tower and north aisle, with gable ends.
Plan: nave/chancel, west tower, north aisle, south transept and south porch. Squint
between south transept and chancel. Chancel is narrower than nave.
Exterior: 3 stage embattled west tower with 4-centred arched doorway, 3-light window
over and louvred traceried 3-light windows to upper stage. Lancet window in south
wall left of porch and C19 lancet in chancel gable, C15 2-light window right of
transept and reset 3-light C15 window in west gable end of north aisle, otherwise C19
windows, mostly in Perpendicular style but the south window of the south transept has
intersecting tracery possibly copy of C13 original. Porch doorway has steep rounded
arch possibly C18. Sundial to south wall of tower is inscribed : Paul Quick fecit
1737.
Interior: pointed tower arch, C15 6-bay arcade with octagonal piers and basket arches
between nave and north aisle; similar 2-bay arcade between nave and south transept;
C19 waggon roofs, chancel roof carried on granite corbels. Walls stripped of plaster
in the C19.
Fittings: probably C13 font with octagonal bowl carried on round central shaft and
with 4 corner shafts cranked out where they engage the bowl; 2 C15 bench ends made
into a small seat, one end with a carved saint, the other end the famous mermaid of
Zennor, otherwise C19 or C20 fittings.
Monuments: granite coffin lid in tower inscribed : IQ 1784.


Listing NGR: SW4547838514

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