St Breward in North Cornwall

St Breward

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St Breward in North Cornwall

Altarnun
Blisland
Bodmin
Booby's Bay
Boscastle
Bossiney
Bude
Camelford
Coads Green
Crackington Haven
Constantine Bay
Daymer Bay
Delabole
Egloskerry
Five Lanes
Harlyn Bay
Kilkhampton
Lanivet
Launceston
Lewannick
Marhamchurch
Nanstallon
North Hill
Padstow
Petherwin Gate
Polzeath
Port Isaac
Porthcothan Bay
Port Quin
Poughill
Poundstock
Rock
South Petherwin
St Breward
St Endellion
St Issey
St Juliot
St Kew
St Kew Highway
St Mabyn
St Merryn/Shop
Stoke Climsland
Stratton
St Teath
St Tudy
Tintagel
Trebarwith Strand
Trebetherick
Tredizzick
Tregadillet
Treknow
Trevone
Treyarnon
Venterdon
Wadebridge
Warbstow Cross
Week St Mary
Whitstone
Widemouth Bay

 

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  St Breward is located on the edge of  Bodmin Moor  and St Breward village, at about 700ft, is the highest village in Cornwall. Hence the stunning views it affords of Cornwall.

A view from Mine Hill...on the outskirts of St Breward...towards Delabole

 St Breward parish is also home to two of the counties best known landmarks. They are Roughtor and Brown Willy. The moor is also home to ancient standing stones, stone circles.  St Breward is well known for its granite and china clay industries and the stone has been used for centuries to build local houses and churches.

House in the village that are built of local stone.

 Stone hewn from the De Lank Quarry  was also used to construct some important landmarks such has the Eddystone Light House, built in 1882, the Beachy Head Lighthouse, built in 1900, and of course London's Tower Bridge which was built in 1890. St Breward  boasts the highest Church in the County as well as the highest and only pub, which is aptly named " The Old Inn" has its been open for a pint for nearly two centuries. The village has a post office, a friendly shop and a visitor information centre.

 The parish also contains some of Bodmin Moors most spectacular scenery and is the start or finishing point of the on the Western Cycleway of the Camel Trail and also to be found on the moor are pony trekking, fishing & water sports facilities, oh and of course the legendary beast of the moor dwells in these parts (allegedly).  There are also several National Trust and English Heritage properties and gardens nearby as are several golf courses and many other places of interest for both young and old. St Breward is only a few miles from the spectacular North Cornish coast where you can explore Britain's best surfing beaches, sandy coves and towering cliffs as well as interesting places to visit such as King Arthurs Castle at Tintagel, the harbour and Witches of  Boscastle, the picturesque fishing village's of Port Isaac and Padstow.

The backlanes of St Breward parish........

 The Anglican parish church was dedicated to St Brueredus in 1278. By the middle of the 19th century, the church of St Breueredus had fallen into a state of disrepair.

 In 1863 the church was re-roofed and the walls rebuilt and re-plastered, has required. The church itself comprises a chancel, nave, north and south aisles, and a north transept and a vestry. The south arcade has five granite arches, supported on pillars of the same material; the north arcade has five segmented arches that are supported on circular columns with cushion caps. This facade is Norman, and one half of it is constructed of Caen stone.

The Blisland and St Breward ward comprise of Blisland, Cardinham, Helland and St Breward. St Breward, commonly called Simonward (possibly a corruption of the saint's name). The parish of St Breward is named after St Breueredus.  The name Breward may also come from the French for heath, bruyere. There was also a Celtic saint called Branwalder or Broladre in Brittany and Jersey.

Wenford Bridge is the inland starting point of the Camel Trail.

Potters Barn is at the other end of the bridge.

 

   

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