Church of St Stephen, Saltash facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChurch of St Stephen, Saltash
|Location||Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 4AP|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed|
|Designated||17 January 1952|
|Years built||15th century|
|Parish||St. Stephen by Saltash|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Bodmin|
|Diocese||Diocese of Truro|
There was originally a 13th-century church on the same site; it had been consecrated in 1259. The present church dates to the 15th century. The church building itself consists of three aisles, five bays, and a three-stage tower. The slate roof is dated to 1866.
On 17 January 1952, the church was designated a grade I listed building.
In the churchyard is a Gothic lantern cross. This cross was first recorded by Joseph Polsue in 1872; it stood for many years in the vicarage garden. In the 1970s it was resited in the churchyard. Andrew Langdon is of the opinion that it originally stood in the churchyard.
The parish of St. Stephen by Saltash is part of the Saltash Team Ministry in the Archdeaconry of Bodmin of the Diocese of Truro. St Stephen's is part of the Benefice of Saltash alongside the Church of St Nicholas and St Faith, Saltash. The patrons of the parish are the Dean and the Canons of Windsor.
- Alan Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton (1904–1983)
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