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Description: Church of St Winaloe
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 100720
OS Grid Reference: SX7488138357
OS Grid Coordinates: 274881, 38357
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2319, -3.7556
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EAST PORTLEMOUTH EAST PORTLEMOUTH VILLAGE
SX 73 NW
Church of St. Winwaloe
Parish church. C15 rebuild of C14 church restored in early C20. Rendered
slatestone walls. Gabled slate roof.
Plan: nave, north and south aisle and transept, north porch and west tower. The
tower is probably C14 and the transepts may also incorporate some C14 fabric but
otherwise the church was rebuilt in the C15.
Exterior: 2 stage crenellated west tower without pinnacles. Set-back buttresses
to the lowest stage. 5-sided stair turret on north side. 2-centred arched west
doorway of South Hams type. Restored 3-light Perpendicular window above. Belfry
lights have simple traceried heads. The north aisle, transept and 2 storey porch
are all crenellated. The porch has a richly moulded granite doorway with 4-
centred arch and square hoodmould. Above it is a single cinquefoiled C15 light,
now blocked, with another arched light above and slightly to the right of that.
At the left-hand side of the porch stone steps lead up to a small stone 4-centre
arched doorway on the 1st floor. The windows to the north aisle and transept are
complete restorations in the Perpendicular style, as is the east chancel window.
The south transept window, although restored, retains its original moulded stone
jambs. Otherwise the south side of the church is the same as the north, although
without the porch.
Interior: the porch has a floor of slates set on end in a chequer design. South
doorway has a moulded granite frame with segmental arch. Internal walls are all
plastered. 2 identical 5 bay granite arcades of Pevsner A-type piers with moulded
cup capitals and 4-centred arches. Tower arch has plain plastered jambs and a
moulded double arched head, the apex of which is cut off by the wagon roof to the
nave. This is a medieval wagon roof with carved ribs and bosses. The roofs to
the aisles and transepts have been renewed. Medieval rood screen with good
carving but the coving has been removed. It has early colour on it and painted
panels depicting figures of saints. C15 octagonal font with quatrefoils and
shields carved on the panels. No memorials. Modern tile floor and circa early
C20 pews and fittings.
Listing NGR: SX7488138357
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Source: English Heritage
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