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Church of St Maddern

A Grade I Listed Building in Madron, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1316 / 50°7'53"N

Longitude: -5.5647 / 5°33'52"W

OS Eastings: 145343

OS Northings: 31813

OS Grid: SW453318

Mapcode National: GBR DXMB.KVW

Mapcode Global: VH059.HYJH

Plus Code: 9C2P4CJP+J4

Entry Name: Church of St Maddern

Listing Date: 10 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312533

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70490

Location: Madron, Cornwall, TR20

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Madron

Built-Up Area: Madron

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Madron

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SW 43 SE
7/144 Church of St Maddern
Parish church. Norman font. C14 and C15, porch 1887, many windows renewed or partly
renewed circa late C19. Mostly granite ashlar walls, some granite rubble with
granite dressings. Scantle slate roofs with coped gables.
Plan: partly C14 nave/chancel under 1 roof, C14 or earlier south aisle, C14 west
tower, C15 north aisle and C19 porches.
Exterior: fine embattled 2 stage west tower with corbelled wall table dividing the
stages. Pointed-arched west doorway; original 2-light windows to higher part of
lower stage and Y-traceried windows to upper stage. Clockface to north side. Stair
turret in angle between tower and north aisle. 2 C15 windows right of south porch
with Norman carved heads over (one with double head), otherwise the windows are C19
or have C19 mullions and tracery. C14 inner south doorway and similar north doorway
resited in the C15.
Interior: C14 and C15 6-bay arcades dividing nave from the aisles: circa early C16
waggon roofs with carved bosses with old paint, circa early C14 sedilia and piscina
in the chancel and rood stair in south wall.
Fittings: C12 font; medieval inscribed stone; carved alabaster panel from C14
reredos; 5 medieval bench ends, 2 later bench ends and 1 copy; C17 tower screen
copied from C14 fragments. Several memorial windows.
Monuments: brass to John Clies, merchant, twice Mayor of Penzance 1623; Cock and
Fleming slab with fine incised depiction of the family (4 adults and 10 children with
their initials, Thomas Cock died 1601, Thomas Fleming in 1631); slate tablet to John
Maddern, mayor of Penzance died 1621, with figures in Elizabethan costume; fine
marble aedicule to the Rev. Thomas Paul died 1716 and Rev. Duke Pearse, died 1712,
with carved effigies; also memorials to the Rev. John David Cox, Dr Walter Borlase
and several others of interest. High up on the walls are funeral hatchments to
principal local families.

Listing NGR: SW4534631814

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