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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Redruth, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2317 / 50°13'54"N

Longitude: -5.2255 / 5°13'31"W

OS Eastings: 170062

OS Northings: 41836

OS Grid: SW700418

Mapcode National: GBR Z3.DJFW

Mapcode Global: VH12K.CFVQ

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161657

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66813

Location: Redruth, Cornwall, TR15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Redruth

Built-Up Area: Redruth

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Redruth

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

REDRUTH CLINTON ROAD
SW 74 SW
11/258 Church of St Andrew
II
Church. 1883-4, by John Hicks and John Seddon; completed 1937-8, to design
of 1927 by R.F.Wheatly of Truro. Partly coursed pink Carn Marth elvan, but
mostly uncoursed polychrome killas rubble, with granite quoins and elvan
dressings; completed in snecked pink killas rubble with elvan ashlar
dressings; slate roof. Aisled nave of 4 bays over a basement (which forms a
ground floor at the west end), extended by 3 bays with north transept,
south sacristy and Lady Chapel, and chancel. Free Early English style,
completed in strict Early English style. On site sloping down from east to
west, the principal facade being the west gable to the road; this has angle
buttresses (dated "18" "83" to left and right respectively), a shallow
porch to the basement, with a shallow gabled projection containing a
square-headed doorway under a 2-centred arch moulded in 2 orders, small
coupled lancets on each side, a band of blind arcading flanking the gable
and run out to the buttresses, and a hipped roof with brattishing on the
eaves; above the porch the wall is set back slightly, and has a large 2-
centred-arched 5-light window with multifoil circular tracery in the head
and a hoodmould, the gable being of banded polychrome rubble up to the
weathered sill-band of a stepped triple-lancet in the apex, which is coped
with kneelers. Slightly set back on each side are stepped parapets to the
west ends of the aisles. Seven-bay nave and aisles (4 original and 3
added); the north side has a bridge with steps to a 2-centred doorway in
the 1st bay; otherwise, the buttressed aisles have small windows of 2
arched lights with trefoils in the head, the basement has windows of 2
shouldered lights; the pilastered nave has stepped triple lancets (all
cusped and the centre of 2 lights) under depressed 2-centred arches; in the
added bays the design differs, the nave windows composed of simple lancets
with ashlar surrounds. The transept has set-back buttresses and a single
tall lancet in the gable wall, and there is an octagonal turret at the
junction of the roofs. The 2-bay chancel, in similar style, has 2 lancets
in each side and an east window of 3 cusped lancets.
Interior: 7-bay aisle arcades of 2-centred arches slightly set back behind
granite piers which are quatrefoil up to cylindrical caps at the springing,
from which the inner shafts continue as coupled engaged columns terminating
in massive roughly-hewn granite capitals below the level of the windows,
which are themselves set behind an arcade of 2-centred arches, between
which the line of the piers is continued in the form of slender coupled
sunk shafts; in the added bays a simplified version of this design is
executed in ashlar; at the west end an elaborate font is mounted on a
stepped plinth in front of a 3-bay arcade opening onto steps which descend
to the basement.

Listing NGR: SW7006241836

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