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St Anne's Church, Gunnislake

The church was designed by Mr J Piers St Aubyn of Devonport and unusually it followed the slope of the ground on the hillside, the knave having tiered seating. He used a local builder, Mr Roskilly of Albaston, whose memorial is in the east window of Calstock Parish Church.

The walls are built of random granite rubble with granite and white brick dressings. The pitched roof is of slate with crested ridge tiles and lead-lined gulleys.

There is a gabled porch at the west end of the south aisle with a 4-centred arched doorway with cast iron gates. At the west end of the north aisle there is a two-staged bell tower with a porch open at the ground floor level with pointed arched gateway and cast iron gates. There are 2-light louvred bell openings on three sides for the two bells.

A comparatively recent addition to the building, adjoining the north aisle, is a garage with a flat roof built in 1971 for the station wagon used to transport worshipers to church.

Accross the courtyard is the Church Hall with a gabled roof porch, built of granite walls and a slate roof with a kitchen adjoining and 20th century toilets.

The church interior
The 5-bay north and south arcades have 4-centred arches. The oak common rafter roof has collar and king posts and three stretcher beams. The walls are white plastered and the aisle floors are tiled. The church was redecorated for the centenary service held on 2nd November 1980.

David J Grieve, 29th March 2015.


Please contact me for comments and / or corrections at: davejgrieve@aol.com

Reference: 'A Guide to the Ancient Parish of Calstock, Cornwall', 2005, by The Reverend Raymond Wood