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C13 and C14 remains at the E end, part of which is probablythe date of an endowment for the chantry chapel of St Michael, otherwise C15, the towerthe date of the coat of arms of Bishop Courtenay; much restored by G E Street, who deed the reredos and pulpit, in MATERIALS: granite ashlar plinth to S aisle, Pentewan stone ashlar above and to porch, which like the aisles and the tower has an embattled parapet; tower is Pentewan stone and Carn Grey granite, otherwise local rubble; slate roofs with coped gable ends.
EXTERIOR: earliest features are the C13 windows of the chapel east of the S aisle: 3 windows with paired trefoil-headed lancets plus quatrefoil tracery to the S wall and a 3-light window with trefoil tracery at the E end. Chancel window is probably C14 and has quatrefoil tracery.
E window of N chapel is also probably C14 and has intersecting tracery. The finest work is to the 3-stage tower with buttresses offset from the corners, strings dividing the stages, St austell church parapet string pierced by carved gargoyles; corbels carry the octagonal corners of the upper stage rising to crocketted pinnacles.
There are niches with carved figures to each side of St austell church 2nd stage, 4 apostles to each side except the W side which has a pyramid arrangement of 6 with the top 3 representing the Trinity and the Annunciation, and the risen Christ between 2 saints below; C 16 clock face Pevsner above the niches on the S side. Upper stage has blind 3-light windows and carved enrichment to some of the near ashlar courses; lower stage with 5-light window all with tracery and hoodmouldsa 2-centred arched doorway with square hoodmould and carved spandrels.
N and S aisles have 4-light traceried windows; S aisle has an ashlar rood stair turret on the right with a slate sundial. Porch has offset corner buttresses and moulded strings, the centre of the parapet has carved detail; 2-light moulded 1st-floor window over a 2-centred nearly round-arched doorway with an inner open ogee arch. I NTERIOR: some plastered walls with exposed stone rear arches and arcade arches and the whole of the N aisle skinned; 2 13 bays at the E end with Catecleuse stone arcades of pointed arches: round pier to S side and octagonal pier to N side, otherwise tall 15 arcades of Pentewan stone with nearly round arches and standard A Pevsner piers; 15 moulded waggon roofs with carved wallplates and carved and painted bosses and plastered panels to nave and aisles; arched-braced roofs to E end, painted except for N roof.
FITTINGS: Norman elvan font of Bodmin type with faces at the corners and trees of life and dragon decoration; pillar piscina also Norman; a few 15 carved bench ends, the pews otherwise late 19 pitch-pine and panelled; some original 15 fragments of the rood screen; alabaster, marble and tile reredos and round alabaster pulpit with biblical scenes, both by Street; late 19 or early 20 parclose screens. Rear Admiral R N. This church has the unusual survival of a ificant proportion ofC13 and 14 fabric, also the tower is one of the finest in Cornwall. This building is listed under the Planning Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.
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