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Church of Saint Gwendron

A Grade I Listed Building in Wendron, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1341 / 50°8'2"N

Longitude: -5.2494 / 5°14'57"W

OS Eastings: 167886

OS Northings: 31055

OS Grid: SW678310

Mapcode National: GBR Z2.8Q4X

Mapcode Global: VH12X.YWQL

Plus Code: 9C2P4QM2+J7

Entry Name: Church of Saint Gwendron

Listing Date: 10 July 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328447

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66393

Location: Wendron, Cornwall, TR13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Wendron

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Wendron

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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4/404 Church of Saint Gwendron

Parish church. Chancel and north wall are probably C13, otherwise C15; restored in
1868. Granite ashlar to tower, part of north transept, south aisle and south porch,
otherwise granite rubble with granite dressings. Dry Delabole slate roofs with coped
gable ends.
Plan: C13 nave (north wall) and chancel; C15 west tower, north transept, south aisle
and south porch. C19 restoration includes removal of possibly C15 wall plaster,
replacing nave roof and replacing most fittings. Mostly C15, Perpendicular.
Exterior: Largely unaltered since the C15. Complete C15 tower and mostly C15
features in the rest of the church. Chancel north lancet window is probably C13
remodelled in the C19; chancel 3-light east window is probably C14 also remodelled in
the C19. Except for C19 copy at west end of south aisle, the other windows are C15
Perpendicular. C15 embattled south porch has weathered and pinnacled buttresses set
back from the corners and 4-centred arched doorway with moulded jambs with bases and
imposts. Inner doorway is C15 4-centred with spandrels.
Interior: Unplastered walls; probably C13 or C14 wide arched niche over incised grave
slab (or reused Pre-Conquest cross) in north wall of chancel, otherwise mostly C15
features including: tower arch; rood stair (between north aisle and chancel), aumbry
niche in north transept; late C14 or C15 2-bay arcade with pointed arches between
have and north transept; Later C15 5-bay arcade with standard A (Pevsner) piers
between nave and south aisle; C15 waggon roofs over nave and north transept and C19
waggon roof over nave.
Fittings: Unusual C15 granite font with waisted base, integral corner-shafts and
quatrefoils to 4 front panels, otherwise mostly C19 or C20 fittings.

Listing NGR: SW6788731056

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