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St Mary Magdalene, Launceston, a splendid town church of the early 16th century.

Launceston Priory was established in the 12th century, and became one of the wealthiest in Cornwall.

The fifteenth-century Blisland Parish Church is the only church in Britain dedicated to Saints Protus and Hyacinth.

St Anthony is a good example of a medieval church situated at the head of a creek, its waterside location essential for communication and the trans

A Benedictine Priory was founded at "Minster (Talcarne)" before 1190, by William de Bottreaux who granted the church of St Merteriana to St Serge,

Tywardreath was once home to a wealthy priory, founded by Richard Fitz-Turold shortly after the Norman conquest.

Stoke Climsland is a small village near Callington.

Our volunteer researcher has identified a website which has found to be of interest :

Please do look at the 'potted history' prepared by our volunteer researcher. 

The origins of the present school at Mousehole can be traced to the 1840s or early 1850s.