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  Bodmin - St Petroc  

Above: Thomas Vivian (1533) The penultimate prior of Bodmin and titular bishopof Megara, Greece. Black Catacleuse stone and gray marble. Formerly in Priory Church.

Right: Peter Bolt (1633) and his two wives and thirteen children. Slate incised

Below : Richard Durant (1632) and his wives and twenty children. Slate low relief. Rustic. Whole and details

Unspecified wall tablets

Boscastle  - St Merteriana
The church is 1 mile outside the town in a place 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.
O/S Ref: SX 111 905

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.
Good pub in village - The New Inn - with accommodation
O/S Ref: SS 253 114

Above Far Left: Lt Col Algernon Carteret Thynne DSO (1917)
He was killed in action aged 49 at Sheria. (South Chapel). He has a memorial in the Square, Kilkhampton and is buried in the Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine.

Above Next: John Warminster (1700)

Above Next:  John Courtis (1705)

Above Next: Richard Westlake (1704)

The above three nave wall monuments are all by Micheal Chuke (1679-1742), who was said to have been a pupil of Grinling Gibbons.
Rather like Christmas decorations.

Above Next:
John Shearm (1832) and wife  Elizabeth (1832)

Above Far Right:
John Shearm (1838) and daughter Catherine Ellen (1836)

Sir Bevill Grenville (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 his 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)

Left: Rev John Coryndon This is not in Pevsner. In the inaccesible South Chapel and partly behind that object of frequent disrespect, the organ.

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-Robartes MP was a Liberal member. KIA
after rescuing a wounded comrade under heavy fire, for which he was recommended for the VC. Buried in the Lapugnoy Military Cemetery near Béthune.  See also Truro below

George Carminow (1599) & Jane (Lower) (1609)  '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. '

Above. Cole Family monuments
Right: Tablets

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.  O/S Ref: SS 244 057

John Chamond (1550 - 1624)

Lezant - St Michael

Mary Rashleigh (1621)

Stratton -  St Andrew
A pleasant village, near Bude but well insulated from it. Church open. Park near church or - perhaps easier - is that rarity, a free car park, a short (but steep hill) walk away. O/S Ref: SS 232 065

The Battle of Stratton 1643 took place nearby - First Civil War (War of the Three Kingdoms)

Left: :Sir John Arundell of Trerice (ob 1561)  & Two Wives
Above: 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

Talland Bay - St Tallonus

Above: Joanna Mellows & baby son, both of whom died in childbirth 1625. They are shown sitting up in a four poster bed. Slate floor slab.
Right: Thomas & Mary Kendall and their daughter Mary (1709/10)

Tomb chest of John Beville (1578) by Peter Crocker. All carved in slate.The low relief effigy is carved on the lid.

Truro Cathedral

Cathedral Church of St Mary
Truro is a Cathedral of the Modern Foundation, the see having been founded in 1877. It is also a 'new' building although having been built in the Gothick style, with all three phases of Englich Gothic being represented. The architect was J Loughborough Pearson, the eastern arms and transepts being built in the architect's lifetime while the nave and three towers were completed by his son, Frank Pearson. The aisle of the 16th century church of St Mary is incorporated into the south side of the choir.


Arthur James Mason (1928) Canon Arthur John Wortledge MA (1919) Chancellor
Canon Augustus Blair Donaldson MA (1903 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

Wall Monumwnts

Captain The Hon Thomas Agar-Robartes MP (1915)
See above Lanhydrock for another monument to Cpt Agas-Robarts, a little about him and a link.
Cornish statesmen:
Sir John Elliot MP (1632), The Rt Hon Sidney Lord Godolphin (1712), Rt Hon Sir Eilliam Molesworth Bt ( 1855)
 Edward Hoblyn Pedlar (1863)
Antiquarian author
Top: Cornish MP's details.
John Holden (1949) Bishop in China; later assistant Bishop of Truro
Joseph Wellington Hunkin (1950) Bishop of Truro
Top: Captain Samuel Wallis RN and crew of HMS Dophin who circumnavigated the world 1766-68 and discovered Tahiti 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
Top: A L Rowse CH The historian
Bottom: Sir Warrington Smyth KT MA FRS (1890) Mining specialist Bottom: Thomas Chirgwin (1894) Five times mayor
Memorial to King Edward VII (1910) As a record of the King Edward VII memorial fund Anne Burges (1679),  her son , Francis Burges (1684) and Anne (Hobtyn) his wife. (1688)
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. Others were taken by the Web Master buy have now been retaken and/or reedited.

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