St. Manarck and Dunstan, Lanreath, Cornwall

Feature Sets (3)

Description

The church consists of a west tower, a north transept, a south aisle and a south porch. The nave and chancel form one unit. The N wall of the nave and the walls of the transepts are probably Norman. However, the present appearance is almost entirely Perpendicular. There is a 12thc font. 

History

The Domesday Survey mentiones no church in Lanreath. The lord of Lanreath was Aelfric in 1066 and Richard (son of Turolf) in 1086.

Features

Interior Features

Interior Decoration

Miscellaneous

Altar stone on S wall window sill

Furnishings

Fonts

Font

The font is norman of Catacleuse stone and cup-shaped (Fowey type). The decoration includes large palmettes encircled by grooves at the top of the bowl, a plait in the middle of the waist, and a large zigzag along the base. The cover is Jacobean.

Comments/Opinions

Bibliography

  • F. Arnold-Forster. Studies in Church Dedications, London (1899), 226.

  • N.Pevsner, Cornwall: The Buildings of England, London: Penguin Books (1974), 279- 280. 

Location

Site Location
Lanreath
National Grid Reference
SX 180 570 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Cornwall
now: Cornwall
Dedication
now: St. Manarck and Dunstan
medieval: St Manarck and Dunstan (pre-Reformation)
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Richard Jewell 
Visit Date
NA