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Church of St Thomas by Launceston

A Grade II* Listed Building in Launceston, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6412 / 50°38'28"N

Longitude: -4.3661 / 4°21'58"W

OS Eastings: 232793

OS Northings: 85062

OS Grid: SX327850

Mapcode National: GBR NL.8SDL

Mapcode Global: FRA 17RC.T0G

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas by Launceston

Listing Date: 27 February 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196004

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370056

Location: Launceston, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Launceston

Built-Up Area: Launceston

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Launceston

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


LAUNCESTON

SX3285 RIVERSIDE, St Thomas
660-1/3/230 Church of St Thomas-by-Launceston
27/02/50

GV II*

Priory church. Norman font; 1482 on site of former Augustine
Priory (qv), restored 1871.
Dressed volcanic stone, greenstone and granite; dry Delabole
slate roofs with central ventilators; octagonal stone stack to
west gable of S, aisle and moulded stack to N gable of
transept.
Plan: nave/chancel; west tower; south aisle and south porch
C19 north transept. North wall rebuilt and the whole re-roofed
in 1871.
Slender 2-stage unbuttressed embattled tower with slate
louvres to upper stage; strings and squat leper window in
position of usual west doorway. C15 three-light traceried
windows to chancel; 3 to S wall of S aisle and 5-light window
to west of aisle, otherwise C19 traceried windows except for
3-light N transept window with segmental-arched lights;
roodstair projecting to S wall left of moulded basket-arched
priests doorway. Porch has crucifix finial to coped end over
square hood to C15 doorway; carved fragments including
Catherine wheel right of doorway.
INTERIOR: plastered walls with fragment of wall painting at
east end; C15 five-bay Standard A (Pevsner) arcade: 1871
arch-braced, wind-braced roofs; trefoil-headed aumbry to S
wall of chapel in S aisle.
Fittings: large Norman font with square bowl, octagonal shaft
and round base; some old coloured glass; early C16 linenfold
screens to tower and inside S door; earliest bell 1745, recast
1911; C19 carved octagonal pulpit and other C19 fittings.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Cornwall: 1953-1970:
P.98).


Listing NGR: SX3279385062

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