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St Mary and St Julian, Maker, Cornwall

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Description

The church is of c.1500, possibly incorporating the nave and chancel of an earlier church. The chancel E wall is of random red sandstone rubble and may be part of the earlier fabric; the rest of the building is of coursed red sandstone rubble. The church has N and S aisles, a S porch, an outer S aisle added as an Edgcumbe family chapel, and a W tower.  There is a 12thc font, which was brought from St Merryn.

History

In 1086, Reginald held Maker from the count of Mortain.

Features

Furnishings

Fonts

Font

The Norman font, which was brought here from St Merryn, is of Bodmin type. It is large, of high quality, with five supports, corner busts, and wild, disorderly snake convolutions (Pevsner (1951), 112) in between.

Comments/Opinions

Bibliography

  • Historic England List Entry 1140716

    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1140716

  • N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Cornwall, Harmondsworth 1951, 112.

Exterior, from SE.

Location

Site Location
Maker
National Grid Reference
SX 446 519 
Boundaries
now: Cornwall
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Cornwall
Diocese
now: Truro
medieval: Exeter
Dedication
now: St Mary and St Julian
medieval: St Julian
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Richard Jewell 
Visit Date
None