Bodmin Jail in cornwall
Bodmin Jail in Cornwall is supposed to be the most haunted place in England. Its easy to see why thanks to the sad stories of some of its former inmates.
Lanlivery (Cornish: Lannlyvri) is a village and civil parish in Cornwall. The village is about 1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) west of Lostwithiel and five miles (8 km) south of Bodmin. The Saints' Way runs past Lanlivery. Helman Tor, Red Moor and Breney Common nature reserves lie within the parish. Other settlements: Other settlements in the parish of Lanlivery include Redmoor, Sweetshouse, Milltown and Tangier (now a suburb of Lostwithiel). The manor of Penkneth or Penknight was one of the original…
ST BENET | St Benet's Abbey | Lanivet, Cornwall: 'A monastery of the Benedictine order. Founded as a lazar house in 1411, during C15 a chapel with a tower and an adjacent longhouse were built. Work was not complete by 1430; it is mentioned in a document of 1535. After the Reformation it became the home of the Courtenay family. St Benets is at the half-way point of the Saints Way, a medieval route taken by pilgrims on their way from Ireland to France which crosses from Padstow to Fowey.' ✫ღ⊰n
St Brevita, Lanlivery, Cornwall Some background information: According to the English poet, writer and broadcaster John Betjeman the parish church of St Brevita in the little Cornish village of Lanlivery is "one of the great churches of Cornwall". No one knows when the first holy building was placed in this spot but in the 1990s archeologists found the remains of a Norman tower from the 11th century. However the circular enclosure of the ancient churchyard suggests that it was…
(c.1306)| ‘To all the sons of Holy Mother Church Geoffrey son of Robert of Trembedhow greeting in the Lord. Know that I, from a feeling of justice and for the good of my soul and of the souls of my predecessors, have granted half an acre of land in Lelant, which Luke the priest held, to the church of St Andrew of Tywardreath, which we have unlawfully detained to the peril of our souls. In order that it may remain firm and inviolate, I have to this present writing placed my seal in…
China Clay pit, St. Dennis, Cornwall by Herbert Truman
Herbert Truman was an artist member of the St Ives School in the pre-WW2 years and amongst his output were images of Cornish industrial landscapes - mining and china clay pits. These were issued as postcards.
CORNWALL, BODMIN, HELLAND, LANIVET, BODWANNICK, LANHYDROCK Antique map 1868
BODMIN CORNWALL by Captain R M Parsons Colonel Sir Henry James Published London 1868 An antique map drawn up by Captain R M Parsons and Colonel Sir