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Churches & Historic Buildings

Historical buildings through the ages are represented, from early Iron & Bronze age settlements through Medieval and Victorian to modern day architecture.

A walk down the old road in Boscastle will take you past Tinkers, the oldest cottage in the village to an old pig sty, now trading as a café in the Harbour. (Rebuilt to its original specification after the flood of 2004) The National Trust is guardian of the tiny Old Post Office in Tintagel. Watch out for farms in the Crackington area which are often good examples of long houses. The villages have very informative Village Trail and walk leaflets available from the Visitor Centres

A myriad of tiny Cornish churches can be found, secretly hidden in lush green valleys, clad in lichens and ferns or standing on exposed cliff tops with fabulous views and Atlantic breezes. The gravestones, along with the interiors, tell many a story of the lives of local ancestors. St Juliot’s in particular is part of the Thomas and Emma Hardy romance. Further a-field is Morwenstow with its connection to Parson Hawker or St Enodoc in the other direction, where John Betjeman is buried.

Click here for more detailed information on local Churches.