SX4249 : Church of St Germanus

taken 2 years ago, near to Rame, Cornwall, Great Britain

This is 1 of 8 images, with title Church of St Germanus in this square
Church of St Germanus
Church of St Germanus
Church of St Germanus, Rame
The church is dedicated to St. Germanus, the fighting bishop who is supposed to have landed in the neighbourhood when he came to Britain to suppress the Pelagian heresy in 400. It is all built of rough slate: the present stone building was consecrated in 1259. The slender, un-buttressed tower with its broached spire (an unusual feature in a Cornish church), the north wall and the chancel are all probably of this date, when the church was cruciform in shape. A south aisle was added in the 15th century and the Norman tympanum is a relic of the earlier church building on the site. The church is not supplied with electricity, and is lit by candles.
Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
Lych Gates
A lychgate or as two separate words lych gate, is a gateway covered with a roof found at the entrance to a traditional English churchyard. The name comes from the Old English for a corpse (lic) and was traditionally where the clergy met the corpse for burial. It was also a shelter for the pall bearers.

Grade I & A listed buildings and structures
Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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SX4249, 70 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4262 4919 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:19.2948N 4:12.7294W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4262 4920
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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