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The church of St. Hugh is an ancient building of late stone in the Perpendicular style , consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, south or Trehunsey transept, north or Trecarne transept , south porch and a western tower containing 3 bells, dated respectively 1725, 1786 and 1765; both transepts have sepulchral arches: at the south-east angles are rood stairs and a hagioscope; the tower, a unique structure of the Decorated period, is of three stages, with an embattled parapet: at the entrance to the south transept is a stone with brass effigies and an inscription to Roger Kyngdon, ob. March 3, 1471; Joan, his wife, and 16 children; two of the figures of the 11 sons are taller than the others, and one of these, who bears a crown on his left shoulder, is conjectured to represent Edward Kyngdon, one of the Yeomen of the Guard in 1461 and 1484; the other, habited in ecclesiastical vestments, probably represents Walter Kyngdon, prebendary of Coppenhall, in
the collegiate church of Penkridge, Staffordshire, and rector of St. Martin, East Looe, ob. 1515; on the wall of the same transept and affixed to a slate slab with a running scroll border are brasses to Richard Chiverton esq, ob. July 28, 1617, and Isabella (Polwwhele), his wife, ob. May 25, 1031, with effigies of both and 11 children, all represented as girls, though two at least were boys; between the principal figures is an impaled shield, and below each is a brass plate with a rhyming epitaph; from these descended Sir Richard Chiverton kt, sometime Lord Mayor of London: there are other memorials to Hugh Vashbond, ob. 1599, and Thomascin, his wife; Obadiah Ghossip, rector of St Tudy, ob. 1659, and Anna, his wife; and to the families of Leane, 1606-95; and Hawkins 1664-1765; two others commemorate John Eustace, yeoman, ob. 1655; and Frederick R. Fletcher, midshipman R.N. who fell at Lagos in 1851; another brass was erected in 1878 to the Rev. J. R. Fletcher D.D.
late vicar: there are 270 sittings. The register dates from the year 1574.