St Kew and St Kew Highway in North Cornwall

St Kew & St Kew Highway

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St Kew and St Kew Highway 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

St Kew Highway, is located at the southern end of the Allen Valley, approximately 5 miles from Wadebridge and 8 miles from Camelford. St Kew Highway is only a short distance from the breathtaking coastline of North Cornwall, and offers the traveller a welcome respite on the journey north or south. St Kew Highway is home to  the Donkey Sanctuary and also the location of a fine Golf course. You will also find a service station, public toilets, doctors surgery, various food outlets and a public house here at St Kew Highway. Close by can be found more quaint villages and hamlets, hidden away down these little country lanes that look has though they lead to nowhere.  Most of the villages and hamlets have watering holes and accommodation that the traveller overlooks has they speed further south.

now where do we go ??????? The left lane leads to St Endellion.          

 Just off the A39 at St Kew Highway you will locate the village of St Kew.  St Kew is one of these quaint villages that is ever so slightly off the beaten track. The first thing you notice as you drop down into St Kew through the leafy lanes is the magnificent tower of the Church of  St James the Great. The present building was erected on the site of an earlier Church. The Church is mainly 15th century , but to the east end of the chancellery there is a suture in the wall that shows the existence of an earlier building on to which the main body of the Church has been built. 

The Church interior  Church of  St James the Great  The Great War 1914-1919

The internal roof structure is panelled in a latticework of dark wood that is interlaced with  a finely carved supporting structure of beams and cross members that swoop down to rest on ornately carved pillars, that lend to an almost cathedral like feel. Outside of the Church stands a memorial stone in memory of the men of St Kew, who lost their lives in the Great War of 1914-1919. In ancient times this was the site of a Celtic monastery. The monastery was known as Lanow. This Celtic monastery was de-spoiled by King Edgar in circa 958-975 AD during the Saxon invasion of Cornwall.

part of the older cemetary

Amenities at St Kew include a Public House, a public 'Red Box' telephone and ample car-parking below the Church.

 

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