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Church of St John the Evangelist with Attached Churchyard Wall and Gateway

A Grade II Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1936 / 50°11'37"N

Longitude: -5.293 / 5°17'34"W

OS Eastings: 165059

OS Northings: 37814

OS Grid: SW650378

Mapcode National: GBR FX95.J7V

Mapcode Global: VH12Q.6DMD

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist with Attached Churchyard Wall and Gateway

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66641

Location: Camborne, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Camborne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Treslothan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

CAMBORNE TRESLOTHAN
SW 63 NE
8/93 Church of St John the Evangelist
with attached churchyard wall
and gateway
GV II
Church. 1840-42, by George Wightwick of Plymouth, for E.W.W.Pendarves;
restored 1880; altered 1899. Snecked red killas rubble with granite ashlar
dressings, slate roof. Nave with south porch, chancel, added north transept
and vestry. Early English style, with chamfered lancet windows. The 6-bay
nave has clasping pilasters to the corners, lesenes, and one tall window in
each bay except the first on the south side, which has a gabled porch with
2-bay colonnaded side entrance protecting a 2-centred arched doorway;
stone gutters on square corbels; roof with coped gables; stepped triple
lancet west window, and gable bellcote. The small one-bay chancel has
clasping pilasters and a stepped triple-lancet window, a coped gable with
large apex cross, a very small chapel in the south angle with a small
lancet in its east wall and a monopitched roof, and a gabled vestry added
on its north side and coupled with the transept, the windows in the gables
of these with hoodmoulds. Interior: wagon roof with large queen-post roof
trusses which are supported on corbelled wallposts with arch-bracing to the
tie-beams and have slender intermediate posts and ogival passing braces;
2-centred chancel arch and window surrounds all of plain rubble (suggesting
former plaster covering); 2-centred double-chamfered arches to transept,
vestry and chapel, and over that to the transept, remains of the head of
the window which the transept replaced; over south doorway, a blocked
window, and attached to this a hatchment with motto "NEC TIMEO NEC
TUMEO"; in north wall of chancel, a blocked doorway to former smaller
vestry; in south chapel, an altar stone of c.1000-1050 with inscription
"Aegured" and rectilinear pattern enclosed by T-fret border; C15 font from
Camborne church, with 4 angels holding shields. Churchyard wall and
gateway: attached to vestry and transept on north side, returning
southwards round the west end and then eastwards to the corner of the
porch. Coursed squared rubble with granite ashlar piers and coping,
wrought-iron gates. The low wall has chamfered coping ; the gateway on
the north side has tall square monolithic piers with cross-gabled caps, and
the gates each have 2 panels of scrolls and a cross on the top rail; there
are matching piers to left and right and at both corners of the west end,
and a simpler gateway opposite the nave. History: principal building of
small model village built 1840-45 by E.W.W.Pendarves of Pendarves on site
of former hamlet of Treslothan; built as Chapel of Ease for south-west
portion of parish of Camborne. Reference: Peter B. Staples Treslothan
Church, a Guide for Visitors (nd).


Listing NGR: SW6505937814

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