Medieval Chapel and Enclosures 570m North West of Wheal Freedom

Cornwall

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Enclosure
Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Cornwall Council

Parish

St Agnes

Parliamentary Constituency

Truro and Falmouth

Grid Reference

SR698698 (169756, 49601)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.3007, -5.23352

Nearest Postcode

TR5 0NS

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Notes

The remains of a medieval chapel at Chapel Porth, located 570 metres north-west of Wheal Freedom. The turf covered footings of a wall, up to 0.4m high form a building of rectangular plan orientated south-west/north-east. The sides measure 7.3 metres by 2.9 metres internally and the orientation is necessitated by its situation on a shelf in a narrow defile. This is very probably the remains of the medieval chapel. The remains of a post-medieval building, considered to be a store or shelter, intrude upon the south-east corner. It is conjectural whether the squared stones in this structure are from the chapel or the adjacent Holy Well which was in existence until circa 1820 (SW 64 NE 1). Scheduled.

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