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Posted on 04/26/2015


Photo taken on April 24, 2015



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St Winwaloe
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St Winwaloe, Gunwalloe, Cornwall 24 April 2015

St Winwaloe, Gunwalloe, Cornwall 24 April 2015
Another piece of 16th Century "recycled" rood screen, made into a door on the northern side of the church. The timber for this is reputed to have come from wreckage from a Portuguese ship the St Antonio from Lisbon. She was wrecked off Gunwalloe en route to Antwerp from Lisbon in 1527.

St Winwaloe was a 6th Century Breton saint. The church at Gunwalloe (a corruption of his name) named after him, is said to be one of the oldest in Cornwall; it is mentioned in the Domesday Book. What now remains of the church was built in the 13th and 14th Centuries, but it was heavily restored after storm damage, in 1869. It has two fonts, a Norman font recovered from the graveyard, and a 15th Century font.

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