St Juliot, Beeny and Tresparrett in North Cornwall

St Juliot, Beeny and Tresparrett

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St Juliot, Beeny and Tresparrett

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Churches in North Cornwall

 

St Juliot is located north of Boscastle.

Thomas hardy first came as an architect to St Juliot, in March 1870, having been given the task of readying the Church for restoration. What Hardy found was a church in a hazardous state has where many of the churches in North Cornwall at this time. The 14th Century tower was in a condition of collapse, and the whole Church at St Juliot was in a very dilapidated condition. Thomas hardy's visit was to change his life. For here he met Emma Lavinia Gifford, the Rector's sister-in-law. Hardy fell in love with her and they became man and wife in 1874. The romance led to the novel "A Pair of Blue Eyes", and to some of his finest poetry.

Hardy's drawings are still preserved in the church at St Juliot. The15th century south aisle with its sturdy oak Cornish wagon roof which now form the nave and chancel was all that survived the restoration. The tower is of three stages, and contained five bells.

St Juliot, (Cornish: Sen Julet), is situated in North Cornwall, south of St Gennys, west of Otterham, north of Davidstow and east of  Minster and Forrabury. The Valency river runs west down a steep wooded valley eventually flowing out through Boscastle. The church at St Juliot is dedicated to St Julitta (Juliot, Julyot, Juletta). It is said that she suffered death, after being accused by a violent and wicked person who had previously taken from her by force some large possession. She is commemorated in the ancient Roman Calendar on the 30th of July. Apparently St Juliot was the inspiration for Endelstow in 'A Pair of Blue Eyes'. Emma Hardy died in November 1912 after 38 years marriage. She was buried in Stinsford churchyard. Hardy was stricken with guilt and regret, resulting in some of his best works of poetry.

The Methodist Church and the Horseshoe Inn at Tresparrett.

Tresparrett Methodist Church    The Horseshoe Inn at Tresparrett

 There used to be a Bible Christian chapel at Tresparrett.

St Juliot parish, were in lie Beeny and Tresparrett.

A view south from Beeny    A view down Valency valley to Boscastle

Treworld and Lesnewth are also in this neck of the woods.

Lesnewth church (below) is dedicated to St Michael and All Angels.

Lesnewth Church    Valency River

 

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