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Latitude: 50.1645 / 50°9'52"N
Longitude: -5.4321 / 5°25'55"W
OS Eastings: 154985
OS Northings: 35028
OS Grid: SW549350
Mapcode National: GBR DXZ7.SNR
Mapcode Global: VH12T.S4M6
Entry Name: Church of Saint Erth
Listing Date: 14 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1327632
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70323
Location: St. Erth, Cornwall, TR27
Civil Parish: St. Erth
Built-Up Area: St Erth
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Erth
Church of England Diocese: Truro
ST ERTH THE GREEN LANE, St Erth
13/233 Church of Saint Erth
Parish church. C15 restored in 1747 by Vicar Collins, partly rebuilt in 1872-3 using
much of the original material. Granite ashlar tower and south porch, otherwise
granite rubble with granite dressings. Grouted scantle slate roofs with granite
coped gable ends.
Plan: Nave/chancel ; west tower ; north aisle, south aisle with chapel at east end
and south porch.
Exterior: Complete circa early C15 3-stage embattled unbuttressed west tower with
original west doorway and 1 original 3-light traceried louvred windows to the upper
stage. North aisle was mostly rebuilt in the C19 but the windows are C15, including
5-light traceried window to the east gable end. Chancel gable end projects and has
C19 5-light window. South aisle has 5-light C15 window to east gable end, otherwise
C19 copies incorporating some C15 masonary. Fine late C15 porch has large 4-centred
arched doorway with its moulded arch carried on octagonal panelled jambs with heavy
moulded bases and caps. Slender weathered buttress on either side of the doorway and
2 similar buttresses to each side wall. The upper stage of each buttress has blind
Trefoil-headed panels. Over the doorway is a shaped-headed sundial dated 1820.
Interior: C15 features: steep 2-centred tower arch; rood stair with doorway (north
wall); 6-bay arcades between the nave/chancel and aisles with standard A (Pevsner)
piers and 4-centred arches (carved capitals to north arcade, moulded capitals to
south arcade); fine waggon roofs with much original timber (aisles and porch) with
carved bosses. The roof over the Trewinnard chapel (east end of south aisle) has
cross-braced panels and guttering. This chapel was restored in 1913 and it is
possible that much of the timber was replaced then, or at the 1872-3 restoration.
Walls have C19 plaster.
Fittinos: Norman bowl incorporated into late C19 Norman style font; C17 painted
copy of letter from King Charles I; painted Arms of King George I; otherwise C19 and
C20 fittings including copy of C15 rood screen; copies of late medieval bench ends;
organ by W Sweetland of Bath dated 1881 and carved oak alter reredos of 1903 (in
memory of Nicholas and Julieine Harvey).
Monuments: Stone wall monument to Davies Giddy (1767-1839) of Tredrea, qv, and a
1912 memorial window in south wall to the Hawkins family of Trewinnard qv.
Sources: Church guide; Kelly's directories.
Listing NGR: SW5498935026
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