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Ruins of the Chapel of St Thomas Becket

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bodmin, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4713 / 50°28'16"N

Longitude: -4.7161 / 4°42'57"W

OS Eastings: 207362

OS Northings: 67025

OS Grid: SX073670

Mapcode National: GBR N3.MLFN

Mapcode Global: FRA 170T.2JF

Entry Name: Ruins of the Chapel of St Thomas Becket

Listing Date: 8 June 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195280

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368042

Location: Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Bodmin

Built-Up Area: Bodmin

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Bodmin

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


BODMIN

SX0767 PRIORY ROAD
629-1/2/100 (North side)
08/06/72 Ruins of the Chapel of St Thomas
Becket

GV II*

Chapel, now roofless. Licensed 1377. Local rubble with granite
and freestone dressings. Rectangular plan with porch south of
west end. Single storey over crypt, 5-bay buttressed south
wall with porch on the left. Porch has segmental-arched
opening at the front and similar inner doorway; entrance up
steps into left-hand side. 2 pointed-arched south windows with
hoodmoulds and 4 small crypt windows with flat heads and
relieving arches. North wall has 2 pointed windows similar to
south windows, all grooved for glazing. East wall has large
3-light late Decorated window with unusual tracery which is
transitional towards Perpendicular. INTERIOR: pointed
rere-arches, the east window with moulded arch carried on
octagonal nook shafts; sedilia to south wall of east end with
3 cinquefoil arches within pointed hoodmoulds under a square
hoodmould; ogee-headed cinquefoil aumbry on its left. Many
carved fragments lying about including probable piscina;
vaulted crypt. A rare C14 building in Cornwall and the
decorated window tracery is of particular interest and rarity
for Cornwall.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Radcliffe E:
Cornwall: 1970-: 43).


Listing NGR: SX0736267024

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