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The Churchyard Project

The Churchyard Project

   The Historic Churchyards Group was set up in 2002 to help make the churchyards of Cornwall's central mining villages more easily accessible for research and education.   Rural churchyards are like time capsules that preserve a record of those who have lived... Read more

26 Sep 2011

Lanner Churchyard

Lanner Churchyard

  The original churchyard surrounded Christchurch but was only used between 1845 and 1854 and just a few headstones have been found there. Burials were mainly carried out in Gwennap until this second churchyard was established on the 8th August 1911... Read more

05 Aug 2011

Gwennap Churchyard

Gwennap Churchyard

  The church of St Weneppa, Gwennap is founded on a Celtic monastery thought to date from the late 5th century. The present building dates from the 17th century and is one of only four churches in Cornwall with a detached... Read more

16 Jul 2011

Links

  Below are some links that might be of interest.     Ian ArgallCornwall Page MaintainerGenealogy UK and Ireland (GENUKI)http://genealogylinks.net/uk/england/cornwall/cor-cem.htm           Website designed by Cornish web design company Streamline Web Design     Read more

09 Aug 2008

St Day Churchyard

St Day Churchyard

  St Day was a place of pilgrimage prior to the Reformation when there was a chapel dedicated to the Holy Trinity, situated in the area occupied by Trinity House at West End and the adjacent Trevean Cottages in Buckingham Place.   St... Read more

30 Nov 1999

St Stithians Churchyard

St Stithians Churchyard

  St Stythians Church and its churchyard have been a consecrated place for Christian worship and burials since Celtic times. The present sanctuary area of the Church is thought to be built on the site of a chapel of the 5th century. The church... Read more

30 Nov 1999

The Churchyard Project

  

The Historic Churchyards Group was set up in 2002 to help make the churchyards of Cornwall's central mining villages more easily accessible for research and education.

 

Rural churchyards are like time capsules that preserve a record of those who have lived and died in the parish. They also provide a refuge untouched by the ravages of development and urban sprawl which is particularly valuable as a habitat for wildlife: from mice to lichens; newts to bluebells; song birds to butterflies.

 

The churchyards are managed to encourage and enhance this biodiversity whilst at the same time maintaining a respectful degree of formality and order.

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