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There has probably been a small Celtic church on this site since the 6th century AD. Zennor is on the Penwith peninsula in the far west of Cornwall, near St Ives. The circular graveyard is an Iron Age site. The earliest record of the present building dates from 1150.

Tags:   Cornwall churches Penwith peninsula Zennor St Senara's Church

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The medieval bench ends were carved over 500 years ago and are linked to the legend of the chorister, Matthew Trewhella. It is said he was lured into the sea at Pendour Cove by the mermaid, who came into the church to hear his beautiful singing.

When Cornish mystery plays were performed in the Middle Ages the mermaid was used as a symbol to explain the two natures of Christ - God and Man. Several Cornish churches have mermaid frescoes, but this is the only carving.

Tags:   Cornwall churches Zennor St Senara's Church Penwith peninsula Medieval Mermaid Chair mermaid

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In the Spring much of the Penwith peninsula in the far west of Cornwall is taken over by wild rhododendrons, providing a vibrant splash of colour in the moorland scenery.

Tags:   Cornwall countryside Penwith wild rhododendrons

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Cape Cornwall is in the far west of Cornwall, within a few miles of Lands End on the rugged north coast. This picture looks towards the beach at Sennen Cove in the far distance. Lands End is just out of shot to the right.

Tags:   Cornwall cliffs coast seaside Capre Cornwall

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Cornwall has a number of beautiful gardens open to the public, and Trebah is one of my favourites. It is set in a ravine on the side of the Helford River, just a few miles from Falmouth.

Tags:   Cornwall Trebah Gardens gardens Helford River


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