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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF SAINT BURYAN

List entry Number: 1327526

Location

CHURCH OF SAINT BURYAN

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CornwallUnitary AuthoritySt. Buryan

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Dec-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 69682

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History

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Details

ST BURYAN ST BURYAN SW 42 NW 5/128 (was 19/100) Church of Saint Buryan - GV I

Parish church. North wall of chancel is C12, otherwise C15 and possibly early C16.Restored in 1814 and 1886. Granite ashlar and granite rubble walls, dressed elvan to parts of C12 walls, otherwise mostly granite dressings. Dry Delabole slate roofs with granite coped gable ends. Plan: Nave/chancel under one roof, west tower, north aisle, south aisle and south porch, all C15 or early C16 except for parts of chancel which are C12. Late medieval(late C15 or early C16) arcades and roof structures. Exterior: Largely unaltered late medieval exterior, with most of the original openings. 4-centred arched north and south doorways, late Perpendicular windows except for the east window of the chancel and windows at east and west ends of the south aisle which are late C19 in Perpendicular style. Tall C15 4-storey embattled tower has buttresses set back from the corners; strings dividing the stages; octagonal stair tower in the angle between the north wall and north aisle; corner pinnacles; 2-centred arched west doorway; 5-light traceried window over doorway and 3-light traceried windows to the upper stage. All principal openings of the church have hoodmoulds. Circa late C15 embattled porch has moulded doorway and buttressess set back from the corners. There is a blocked priest's doorway toward the east end of the south wall of the south aisle. Interior: Lofty mostly plastered interior with many late medieval features including pointed tower arch carried on moulded-corbels; 6-bay arcades, with standard A (Pevsner) piers and 4-centred arches, between nave/chancel and the aisle; rood stair in south wall and waggon roofs throughout. In north wall of chancel are 1½ bays of a C12 arcade with round arcade pier and respond and round arches. A later doorway which led to former chapel to the north is visible on the outside wall. Fittings: C15 font with round bowl and 4 carved angels over central shaft resembling the arcade piers; C15 or early C16 rood screen reassembled from fragments in 1910 and extended to its original size and with much original red, blue and green paint and gilding to the original medieval parts; 2 medieval bench ends and other carved fragments made into a lectern and 2 probably C16 double misericords, otherwise C19 or C20 fittings. Monuments: Probably C13 stone coffin-shaped tomb to Clarice, wife of Geoffrey de Bolleit, (north-west corner); C17 slate to Arthur Levelis, died 1671 of Trewoof, qv (west wall of south aisle), and some memorial windows. Sources: Church Guide; Kelly's Directories.

Listing NGR: SW4091425717

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Church of Saint Buryan Church Guide
'Kelly's Directory' in Kelly's Directory, ()

National Grid Reference: SW 40914 25718

Map


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