The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Bodmin, Cornwall

Bodmin on Wikipedia.


According to its grade II listing, the ruined Berry Tower which stands in the cemetery on Cemetery Road is all that survives from the Chapel of the Holy Rood. It dates from the beginning of the 16th century. SX 0725 6747. Paul E. Barnett (2016).

The former Bible Christian Chapel, which stands on Dennison Road at SX 0663 6711. It pre-dates a map of 1881, and was active into the mid-20th century, at least, presumably as Methodist. Paul E. Barnett (2016).

Information about the vanished Bodmin Priory is hard to find on-line (here is the only exception I can find), but some fragments of it remain - 1, 2, 3. SX 0739 6696. All Paul E. Barnett (2018).

Chapel of St. Leonard (disused) on Higher Bore Street. SX 0642 6704. Andrew Ross. The 25" O.S. map of 1907 marks, at SX 0632 6703, St. Leonard's Chapel (Site of). It stood somewhere behind the row of buildings seen here in a Streetview of 2014.

Church of St. Mary & St. Petroc (R.C.) stands between St. Mary's Road and Westheath Avenue.  SX 0609 6690. Andrew Ross. Its dedication plaque, Paul E. Barnett (2021). Adjacent on St. Mary's Road is St. Mary's Chapel. SX 0609 6688. Andrew Ross. Another view, Paul E. Barnett (2021). Link.

The former Convent of Mercy on St. Mary's Road. SX 0604 6676. Paul E. Barnett (2021).

Glynn Valley Crematorium. SX 092 656. Paul E. Barnett (2018).

The former Methodist Church on Fore Street is labelled as Wesleyan on older maps. SX 0683 6701. Andrew Ross. Another view, Paul E. Barnett (2016), who advises that this was built in 1840, enlarged in 1885, and is now a pub. The current church occupies what appears to be a former shop. SX 0690 6703. John Balaam (2013). Link.

New Life Christian Fellowship, on Chapel Lane. SX 069 670. Andrew Ross.

The former Prison Chapel at Bodmin Jail, now in use as a function suite. SX 065 675. Paul E. Barnett (2015). Link.

St. Lawrence's Community Church. SX 060 669. Andrew Ross. Another view, Paul E. Barnett (2021).

St. Petroc. A curious tomb? in the grounds. Can you confirm what it is? Janet Gimber has advised that the supposed tomb is in fact St. Guron's Well-House. SX 072 671. Both Andrew Ross. Another view, Bill Henderson (2017). Link1. Link2. In the grounds of the church stands the shell of a chantry chapel - St. Thomas Becket. It was licensed in 1377, and was later used as a school for about three centuries. It has been roofless for about 100 years. Another view. Both Paul E. Barnett (2018). Grade II* listed.

Seventh-day Adventist Church. SX 071 669. John Balaam (2013).

Spiritualist Church on Higher Bore Street. SX 06455 67061. Paul E. Barnett (2020). Link.

 

 

 

 

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04 March 2023

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