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Courtenay Monument in Molland church

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

Madron well chapel named after the saint of the nearby parish church, it was visited in the 16th and 17th centuries by people in search of healing.

Early Medieval church, which was the collegiate church of the monastery of St Probus.

Built in the Early English and Perpendicular style, Week St Mary’s church was constructed in the 13th century and the tower was built in 16th centu

The church of St Stephens sits atop a hill across the valley from the town of Launceston.

A typical Cornish church, St James has a west tower with buttresses, an aisle of seven bays, wagon roofs and a south porch inscribed with the year

The church of St Carantoc is located in the village of Crantock.

Mount's Bay was a major trading area with five ports in the 14th century.

The most prominent secular tenants within the Sunderland area  were the Hiltons, who held the castle and lordship of Hylton (See the Hilton Family