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Church of Saint Sennen

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sennen, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.0709 / 50°4'15"N

Longitude: -5.6949 / 5°41'41"W

OS Eastings: 135709

OS Northings: 25517

OS Grid: SW357255

Mapcode National: GBR DXBH.D81

Mapcode Global: VH05M.7HQ0

Entry Name: Church of Saint Sennen

Listing Date: 15 December 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143798

English Heritage Legacy ID: 69872

Location: Sennen, Cornwall, TR19

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Sennen

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Sennen

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SENNEN SENNEN
SW 32 NE
4/334 Church of Saint Sennen
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GV II*
Parish church. C13, extended in the C15, restored in 1867. Granite ashlar tower and
south aisle, otherwise rubble granite dressings. Concrete tile roofs with gable ends.
Plan: Nave/chancel and north transept retain walls from the C13; west tower, south
aisle and south porch were added in the C15. In the C19 the church was re-roofed and
much window tracery was replaced.
Exterior: Complete C15 unbuttressed 3-stage embattled west tower with pinnacles over
the corners. Original (blocked) 4-centred arched doorway; 2-light window over and
traceried 2-light louvered windows to the upper stage. South aisle has its original
C15 windows. Chancel east window is C19 in Perpendicular style.
Interior: C15 pointed tower arch carried on corbels; C15 5 bay arcade with roll-
moulded piers with fillets between carrying 4-centred arches over moulded capitals;
C15 4-centred arch between nave and north transept. C15 mural at east end of
chancel. Other features are mostly C19 including wall plaster and arch-braced and
wind-braced roof structures.
Fittings: Probably C13 moulded round font bowl over a probably C15 octagonal shaft
and moulded octagonal base dated 1448; C13 statue of virgin and child at east end of
south aisle; C15 bench end, probably from Church of Saint Levan qv; C17 copy of
letter from Charles I in 1643; poor box, dated 1732 near south doorway, otherwise
fittings are mostly C19 or C20.
Monuments: Wall monument to James Trembath, died 1867 aged 64 (west wall of north
transept).


Listing NGR: SW3570925517

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