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HER Number:28453
Name:CHAPEL UNY - Medieval chapel


Site of the chapel of St Uny, of which there are no remains.

Grid Reference:SW 3996 2889
Parish:Sancreed, Penwith, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW32NE 13
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 28453
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW32NE 43

Monument Type(s):

  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

The chapel of St Uny is recorded by Borlase in 1758 (b1) and is described by Blight in 1864 as having little remains left. It appears to have been constructed over or very near to a spring, with a few wrought stones placed around the well (28454), fragments of depressed and segmental granite arches of possible 15th century date (b2). The site of the chapel is shown on the OS maps of 1908 (b4) and 1963 (b7) and the chapel is mentioned by Doble (b5) and by Henderson (b6). The OS in 1960 record that the stones which line the cavity show no signs of working and those referred to Blight were not found during a search of the overgrown hedges in the vicinity, nor anything else which could be associated with the chapel (h1). Russell in 1971 lists the site of a chapel at approximately SW 3999 2892 but records no extant remains (b8).

Site history:
1: 1960. GEARY, E / OS

Thomas, N, 2013, Chapel Euny Well, Sancreed, Cornwall: Archaeological survey and watching brief (Cornwall Event Report). SCO25912.

<1> Borlase, W, 1758, The Natural History of Cornwall, 31-32 (Bibliographic reference). SCO2885.

<2> BLIGHT, JT, 1864, UNKNOWN TITLE, VOL I, NO 1, 38 (Unedited Source). SCO6175.

<3> Blight, JT, 18--, Sketch Books, VOL I, 15 (Unpublished document). SCO2869.

<4> Ordnance Survey, 1900s, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4051.

<5> DOBLE, GH, 19--, ST EUNY, 36-37, 39-40 (Unedited Source). SCO6647.

<6> Henderson, C, 1955-60, Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the 109 parishes of West Cornwall & Ecclesiastical History of the 4 Western Hundreds, (NS) VOL III, 4, 435 (Article in serial). SCO3499.

<7> Ordnance Survey, 1970s, 1:10,000 OS Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4045.

<8> Russell, V, 1971, West Penwith Survey, 78 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4314.

Sources / Further Reading

---SCO25912 - Cornwall Event Report: Thomas, N. 2013. Chapel Euny Well, Sancreed, Cornwall: Archaeological survey and watching brief.
[1]SCO2885 - Bibliographic reference: Borlase, W. 1758. The Natural History of Cornwall. 31-32.
[2]SCO6175 - Unedited Source: BLIGHT, JT. 1864. UNKNOWN TITLE. JRIC. VOL I, NO 1, 38.
[3]SCO2869 - Unpublished document: Blight, JT. 18--. Sketch Books. MS At Morrab Library. VOL I, 15.
[4]SCO4051 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1900s. 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map.
[5]SCO6647 - Unedited Source: DOBLE, GH. 19--. ST EUNY. 36-37, 39-40.
[6]SCO3499 - Article in serial: Henderson, C. 1955-60. Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the 109 parishes of West Cornwall & Ecclesiastical History of the 4 Western Hundreds. JRIC (NS) Vol 2 (part 3 & 4) Vol 3 (part2 &4). (NS) VOL III, 4, 435.
[7]SCO4045 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1970s. 1:10,000 OS Map.
[8]SCO4314 - Bibliographic reference: Russell, V. 1971. West Penwith Survey. 78.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • ECO4049 - Chapel Euny Well footpath repairs (Ref: 146294)

Related records: none recorded