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Cornwall Gazetteer

This is a selection of other places in Cornwall for which I only have one or two photos.

Berry Tower

Location

Cornwall Map

OS Ref: SX 072 674

Last Visited: 2008

The Berry Tower

The Berry Tower

A Medieval Cross

A Medieval Cross

The Berry Tower in Bodmin is all that is left of a chapel that fell into disuse and was demolished in the 18th century.

The tower, which was built between 1501 and 1511, now stands isolated in a cemetery that was established on the site in the 19th century.

In front of the tower is a medieval wheel-headed cross of perhaps 12th or 13th century date. This was moved here in 1860 from its original site on Cross Lane at the junction of Berry Lane.

External Links and References

  • External Links

    • Berry Tower
      Detailed history from the excellent Access to Monuments site
      http://www.historic-cornwall.org.uk/a2m/medieval/chapel/berry_tower/berry_tower.htm

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Carnglaze Caverns

Location

Cornwall Map

OS Ref: SX 187 667

Last Visited: 1979

Carnglaze Caverns

Carnglaze Caverns

Carnglaze Slate Caverns consist of three vast underground caverns excavated over a period of 300 years up until the end of the 19th century, one of which (the Rum Store) is now used as a concert venue.

Check the Carnglaze Slate Cavernsʼs website for opening times etc.

External Links and References

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Cotehele House and Mill

Location

Cornwall Map

OS Ref: SX 422 685

Last Visited: 1979

Cotehele House

Cotehele House

Cotehele Mill

Cotehele Mill

National Trust Property perched high above the Tamar. Cotehele House is one of the least-altered medieval houses in the country. It is noted for its fine set of tapestries.

Check the National Trustʼs website for opening times etc.

External Links and References

  • External Links

    • National Trust - Cotehele
      National Trust Handbook entry detailing opening times, ticket prices, facilities, etc.
      https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele

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King Doniert's Stone

Location

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OS Ref: SX 236 688

Last Visited: 1979

King Doniert's Stone

King Doniert's Stone

Stumps of two 9th century cross inscribed Latin inscriptions and intricate patterns. They are associated with King Doniert (Durngarth) of Cornwall who apparently drowned in the river Fowey in AD 875.

External Links and References

  • External Links

    • Doniert Stone
      Detailed article on the excellent Cornwall's Archaeological Heritage site
      http://www.historic-cornwall.org.uk/a2m/early_med/cross/doniert%20stone/doniert.htm

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Restormel Castle

Location

Cornwall Map

OS Ref: SX 104 613

Last Visited: 1979

Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle

There are enough remains of the 14th century Restormel Castle to allow you to imagine what it might have been like when the Black Prince lived there.

Splendid views of the surrounding countryside as well.

Check the English Heritage website for opening times etc.

External Links and References

  • External Links

    • Restormel Castle
      English Heritage Handbook entry
      http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/restormel-castle/

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St Neot's Church

Location

Cornwall Map

OS Ref: SX 186 678

Last Visited: 1979

Stained Glass St Neot's Church

Stained Glass St Neot's Church

Stained Glass - St Neot's Church

Stained Glass - St Neot's Church

Crosses - St Neot's Graveyard

Crosses - St Neot's Graveyard

St Neotʼs Church is nicely situated, tucked in under Bodmin Moor. It is famous for its Celtic Crosses and the stained glass windows depicting miracles St Neot achieved with birds and animals.

According to legend St Neot was very small, possibly only 15 inches tall, and used to spend his days praying whilst immersed in water up to his neck in the nearby holy well. Takes all sorts, I suppose.

External Links and References

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Trethevy Quoit

Location

Cornwall Map

OS Ref: SX 259 688

Last Visited: 1979

Trethevy Quoit

Trethevy Quoit

Trethevy Quoit is apparently this is known locally known as The Giantʼs House (must be quite a small giant, as they go). The 3.7m (12ft) long capstone is perched rather precariously on top of the other three stones 4.6m (15ft) off the ground at its highest.

A fourth stone that supported the "tail-end" fell many years ago.

External Links and References

  • External Links

    • Trethevy Quoit
      Detailed article on the excellent Cornwall's Archaeological Heritage site.
      http://www.historic-cornwall.org.uk/a2m/neolithic/chambered_tomb/trethevy_quoit/trethevy_quoit.htm
    • Mysterious Britain Gazetteer - Trethevy Quoit
      Also covers other local sites
      http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/england/cornwall/ancient-sites/trethevy-quoit-or-king-arthurs-quoit.html
    • Stones of England - Trethevy Quoit
      Description and location details.
      http://www.stonepages.com/england/trethevyquoit.html

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