SX1156 : St Winnow Church

near to St Winnow, Cornwall, Great Britain

St Winnow Church
St Winnow Church
The church is at the riverside, next to a quay at the limit of navigation of the R Fowey. It is probably on the site of the 7C oratory of St Winnoc. A stone church was built in the 12C, probably cruciform in plan, and there are traces of the Norman stonework on the N side. The transept arch was reconstructed 13C. In the c.1465 the S wall was demolished and the S aisle, arcade and roofs built. The chancel was restored by JH Seddon 19C, retaining the 16C E window. The W tower is of standard Cornish Perpendicular style. Stained glass c.1500 in the E windows of the chancel and S aisle. The 16C rood screen, carved with leaves and flowers, was restored by Violet Pinwell in 1907 (by EH Sedding according to Pevsner). The loft, rood and some of the S aisle screen were newly made in the restoration. The granite font, carved with angels bearing shields, is 14C. The pulpit c.1600, richly carved. Carved bench ends of various dates from 1485 to 1630. The monuments include one in slate to William Sawle, d.1651.
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 115 569 [100m precision]
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