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Church of St Cornelly

A Grade I Listed Building in Tregoney, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2695 / 50°16'10"N

Longitude: -4.9251 / 4°55'30"W

OS Eastings: 191649

OS Northings: 45154

OS Grid: SW916451

Mapcode National: GBR ZN.J5K6

Mapcode Global: FRA 08KB.52B

Plus Code: 9C2Q739F+RX

Entry Name: Church of St Cornelly

Listing Date: 30 May 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328898

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62914

Location: Tregoney, Cornwall, TR2

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Tregoney

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Tregony with St Cuby

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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2/85 Church of St Cornelly
- I

Parish Church (parish of Cornelly no longer exists), dedicated to St Cornelly
(patron saint of horned cattle). C13, C14, C16, C17, C18 and restored 1866 under
the guidance of Piers St Aubyn. Slatestone rubble with granite dressings and
Delabole slate roofs with coped gable ends except to Chancel. Nave and chancel
under one roof. West tower, short north aisle and south porch. North wall of nave
has reset 3 light granite window with cinquefoil headed lights and hoodmould
possibly C15 with replaced mullions and Jambstones. Lancet C13 window to right is
in situ and has head cut from one piece of granite. Walling mostly C13 but rebuilt
under eaves with C19 wall plate cornice. North aisle at east end is 1720 and built
over tomb vault to Gregor family. Granite chimney with chamfered corners added to
west gable 1790 with slate grave slab under to right with Latin inscription to
Francis Gregor. A Francis Gregor died in 1815 but the slab is probably to an
ancestor of his, possible dates of d.1661 or d.1786. East window of aisle is 1720
copy of chancel east window, with F G (Francis Gregor) in label stops. Buttress
between chancel and aisle. East chancel window is Perpendicular survival and
possibly dates from when the church was extended to east probably C16 or when porch
was rebuilt. 3 light south window of chancel has pointed lights under rounded arch
and is probably of the same period. Joint in walling to left possibly marks the
original extent of the C13 church. Porch with 4 centred rubble arch under granite
coped gable is central to nave south wall, which has 2 light C15 granite flat headed
window with cinquefoil headed lights to left and similar 3 light window to right.
Inner south door is pointed and may be C13 as is most of south wall. Eaves walling
and upper walling of east and west gables is part of C19 restoration. Very slender
and leaning 3 stages, west tower has C13 first stage of slatestone rubble with
original west lancet window. Upper stages of granite ashlar are of reducing width
and are divided by moulded string cornices. Ogee headed east window with slate
louvres in third stage suggests a C14 date but battlemented parapet and crocketed
corner pinnacles are probably C15 or C16. West window in upper stage has been
mutilated at head.
Wagon roofs to nave are C19 but chancel roof incorporates C15 wagon roof fragments
with purlins, bracing and bosses all heavily carved. Porch wagon roof re-erected
C17 includes some bosses from main roof. Recess in north wall to east of lancet
window and in south wall of nave to east of door probably for stoup. Further recess
in south wall of chancel probably contained piscina. Granite rear arch and jambs to
C15 window in north wall. Segmental arched granite arcade of 2 bays between north
aisle and chancel is 1720 and has standard A type (Pevsner) responds and pier.
North aisle is at slightly higher level. Fittings: granite font with C12 elvan
base in Norman style but probably C17; hexagonal pine pulpit circa 1700 with painted
panels including coat of arms; pine pews with fielded panels; old bell fitted to
tower and second bell cracked and removed to north aisle. Monuments: bust to Jane
d.1783, daughter of Hugh Gregor; Baroque cartouche with oval border and carved
angels with half English and half Latin inscription to Elizabeth d. 1703, daughter
of John Gregor of Trewarthenick; slate grave slabe set in south wall under chancel
window to Sulana d.1638, wife of Richard Crossman, with coat of arms of goats and
small slate over chancel niche to William Mander, d.1625 and Agnes, d.1619. Church
is built in the middle of a Medieval playing place or round which may have been a
Bronze Age burial mound.

Listing NGR: SW9164445151

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