Wildflower trail glide show:
Check out this Spark Page I made.(Please press on the title to your right and glide upwards)
The central east window in this photo still has original 13th century stone tracery. For 750 years people have mourned their loved ones here.
The ground in the churchyard is now level with the window sills after many, many burials,
Memorials date between 1802 and 1872.
The bright blue alkanet blooms are on the south side
where two former entrances have been blocked in.
Originally the route past the church
would have been on the south side, across the vicarage
grounds towards Drannack Mill.
The Ogee Arched Gate:
Curved granite stones would have been used around 1870 to form this gorgeous arched entrance to the
Old Vicarage. For the curved underside of the arch, recycled stonework from earlier window frames had
been used. .
Great building works would have followed after a Victorian nation experienced peace and, here in Gwinear,
the riches from a mining bonanza.
Major Project: By the end of 2017 we hope to have researched, recorded and mapped
the burials and memorials throughout all four churchyards.
There will be a focus upon wildlife conservation,
and on the presentation of information for church visitors.
THE CHURCH IS A MEMBER OF www.caringforgod'sacre.org.uk