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Morwenstow had two holy wells, dedicated to the two patron saints of its church.

Morwenstow is Cornwall's most northerly parish and its church is set back from high cliffs.

Transcription of the diaries of Robert Pearse junior, clothier, of Launceston. Transcribed by Dr Tony Wise.

The Church of St Columba is generally acknowledged to be a building ahead of its time, having achieved its present plan form by the early-mid 15th

St Materiana is the best example of a small Norman parish church in Cornwall, due to the unparalleled survival of both

This is one of the three Launceston parishes our volunteers are currently working in.

St Piran is a typical example of a legendary Cornish saint.

Friars are often underrated in local history because they have left fewer records than monks, and hardly any of their buildings survived the Reform

Lammana or Lamanna priory was a small Benedictine cell on the island of Lammana now called St George’s or Looe Island off the south Cornish coast n

The 'Prayer-Book' or 'Western' rebellion, was one of the most important attempts in England to oppose the Protestant Reformation during the reign o