Bodmin Boscastle  Kilkhampton  Lanhydrock  Launcells  Lezant  Stratton  Talland Bay  Truro Cathedral
Bodmin - St Petroc

Above: Thomas Vyvian (1533) The penultimate prior of Bodmin and titular bishop pf Megara. Black Catacleuse stone and gray marble.
Right Centre\; Peter Bolt (1633) and his two wives and thirteen children. Slate incised
Below and far right (details): Richard Durant (1632) and his wives and twenty children. Slate low relief.
Also below: Unspecified wall tablets

St Merteriana
O/S Ref: SX 11092 90514
The church is 1 mile outside the town and is called Minster although this is not indicated on the O/S map. Take the B3266 from Boscastle and then an easy to miss (although Minster is just about signposted)  and narrow unclassified road on your left. The church is in a hollow on the left. Open. Parking  difficult.
  Two kneeling wall monuments of 1611 & 1656  
Kilkhampton - St James
On the A39. Church open.
Park in front of church or small adjacent car park, both  free.
Above Far Left: Lt Col Algernon Carteret Thynne (ob 1917) He was killed in action at Sheria. (South Chapel)
Above Left: John Warminster (ob 1700)
Above Right: Richard Westlake (ob 1704)
Above Far Right: John Courtis (ob 1705)
The above three nave wall monuments are all by Micheal Chuke (1679-1742); he is said to have been a pupil of Grinling Gibbons. Pevsner refers to them as being 'of indifferent quality.'
Left: Rev John Coryndon This is not in Pevsner. In the inaccesible South Chapel and partly behind the organ.
Right: Sir Bevill Grenville (ob 1643) MP for Cornwall and later for Launceston and friend of Sir John Elliot whom he loyally supported during his long imprisonment in the Tower. He abandoned opposition to King Charles I in 1631 and firmly supported him during the First Scots War. In the First Civil War he played an important part in resisting the Parliamentary Army. In 1643 he joined Prince Maurice's Army which marched into Somerset and in July attacked Sir William Waller on Lansdowne Hill. Here he was struck to the ground by a pole axe and died the next day at Cold Ashton parsonage. (South Chapel)

Lanhydrock - St Hyderoc
The church is part of the National Trust estate for Lanhydrock House. Go via the house to gain access to the church. Parking is good.
Captain The Hon Thomas Agar-Robarts MP KIA
after rescuing a wounded comrade under heavy fire, for which he was recommended for the VC See also Truro below
'In memory of Lady Essex Speccot youngest daughter of John Earl of Radnor who dyed on the last day of April in the year of Our Lord 1689 and lyeth buried near this place. ' George Carminow (1599) & Jane (Lower) (1609) 

Launcells - St Swithin
A delightful church in a beautiful setting, off the beaten track but well signposted down a single track road. No village. Church open. Car park

Sir John Chamond (1642)
Lezant - St Michael
Mary Rashleigh (1621)
Stratton -  St Andrew
Far left:Sir John Arundell of Trerice (ob 1561)  & Two Wives
Brasses on slate now set against west wall
Sir Ranulph de Blanchminster (c 1348) Small effigy, now on window still
Anca Winand van Wulfften Palthe (1922) In church yard. Bronze by T. Rosandic
A pleasant village, near Bude but well insulated from it. Church open. Park near church or - perhaps easier - is that rarity, in a free car park a short (but steep hill) walk away.

Talland Bay - St Tallonus

Joanna Mellows
& baby son, both of whom died in childbirth 1625. They are shown sitting up in a four poster bed. Slate floor slab.

Thomas & Mary Kendall and their daughter Mary (1709/10)

Tomb chest of John Beville (1578) by Peter Crocker. All carved in slate. Above is a view of the whole and to the right details. The low relief effigy is carved on the lid.

Truro Cathedral

The brasses - except the figure on the far right - are of Richard Singleton (1585), 2 sons, 4 daughters and two shields. The brass of his wife Ann is lost. On the far right is that of Cuthbert Sydham (1630) The inscription is lost. He was a woolen draper and mayor in 1627. These fragments are from St Mary's church and originally set in slabs.

Charlotte Elizabeth Wyillyams (1887) This brass records a window dedicated to her as well as a sculpture over the door of the south transept

Arthur James Mason (1928) Canon

Canon Augustus Blair Donaldson MA (1903)

Arthur John Wortledge MA (1919) Chancellor

Wall Monuments

Cornish statesmen: Sir John Elliot MP (1632), The Rt Hon Sidney Lord Godolphin (1712), Rt Hon Sir Eilliam Molesworth Bt ( 1855)

Left: Edward Hoblyn Pedlar (1863) Antiquarian author
Above: Captain The Hon Thomas Agar-Robarts MP (1915) see above Lanhydrock

John Holden (1949) Bishop in China; later assistant Bishop of Truro

Joseph Wellington Hunkin (1950) Bishop of Truro

Wall Monuments

Above: Memorial to King Edward VII (1910) As a record of the King Edward VII memorial fund
Centre Top: Captain Samuel Wallis RN and crew of HMS Dophin who circumnavigated the world 1766-68 and discovered Tahiti
Centre Bottom: Thomas Chirgwin (1894) Five times mayor
Right Top: A L Rowse CH The historian
Right Bottom: Sir Warrington Smyth KT MA FRS (1890) Mining specialist

Above: Anne Burges (1679),  her son , Francis Burges (1684) and Anne (Hobtyn) his wife. (1688)
Right: Vivian Family From left bottom to right bottom:
George Crespigny Brabazon 4th Baron Vivian (1940)
Mjr Charles Crespigny, 2nd Baron Vivian (1886). Also first wife Arabella (Scott) (1837) and 2nd wife Mary Elizabeth (Panton) (1907)
3. John Viviam JP (1828). Also son Thomas Vivian (1821)
4. Eliza Vivian (Crespigny) (1831) Also daughter Georgina (1825 age 6)
5. Betsy Vivian (1816)
6. John Henry Vivian MM FRGS FGS (1855) Son of the above
7. (Brass) Sarah Vivian (Jones) (1886) Wife of the above

I cannot read the large central monument more than: Lt Gen Vivian
Robarts Monument
'Here lyeth inclosed ye body of John Robarts esq: the sonne of Richard Robarts late of Truroe esq: deceased: Hee married Phillippe one of ye daughters of John Gaurigan of Gaurigan in ye county of Cornwall esq: by whom he had issue Sir Richard Robarts knight his sonne and heire late High Sherrife of ye county of Cornewall and noe more. He was in all his lifetime a true lover of virtue in word and deed, plaine upright, faithful and constant and most just in performinge ye same and evermore in all his actions reputed grave, honest and very discret. He deceased ye XXI day of March in ye yeare of our Redemption 1614 and of his age 70 or there abouts.


Most of the photographs on this page were kindly taken and donated by Amanda Miller of Amanda's Arcade. The smaller ones were not and will be replaced shortly

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