Duloe, Cornwall

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Duloe
Cornish: Dewlogh
Duloe is located in Cornwall
Duloe
Duloe
 Duloe shown within Cornwall
Population 660 (Civil Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SX 233 586
Civil parish Duloe
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LISKEARD
Postcode district PL14
Dialling code 01503
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South East Cornwall
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Coordinates: 50°24′00″N 4°29′17″W / 50.400°N 4.488°W / 50.400; -4.488

Duloe (Cornish: Dewlogh (Eng. 'Two Rivers')) is a village and civil parish in England, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately four miles (6 km) south of Liskeard at grid reference SX 233 585.[1] The village of Herodsfoot and the hamlets of Churchbridge, Highercliff, Milcombe, Tredinnick, Trefanny Hill, Tregarlandbridge and Tregarrick Mill are also in the parish.[2]

Parish church[edit]

The parish church of Duloe is dedicated to St Cuby and St Leonard and was built in early medieval times. Its plan is unusual since the tower is at the end of the south transept. The tower is 13th century and an upper stage was added in the Perpendicular style. However this stage was removed in 1861. (There is now no access to the tower from the transept as the archway between was blocked up at an early date.)

Church of St Cuby and St Leonard, Duloe

There is a north aisle which continues eastwards to form a chancel aisle which is grander in style (though the arches are lower) and was the family chapel of the Colshull family. There is a fine monument here of Sir John Colshull (d. 1483). The effigy of Sir John in full armour lies on a slab of elvan stone on top of a tomb chest ornamented with shields and at the west end a crucifixion. The parclose screen bears coats of arms connected with the Colshulls and may be made up of parts of a rood screen. Both inside and outside the family chapel is more highly ornamented than the rest of the church. Other monuments commemorate Ann Coffyn (d. 1592), John Killiow (d. 1601) and his wife (a tomb chest), Mary Arundell (d. 1629) with a curious epitaph comparing man to the laurel tree, and Henry Bewes (d. 1793). The Coffyn memorial shows her in Elizabethan dress and is of slate; another slate memorial is to two unknown wives and their children, also shown in Elizabethan dress. The Bewes memorial is by William Adron and shows a woman in relief.[3]

Landmarks[edit]

The West Looe River

The village has a primary school, Duloe C of E VA School. This is a Church of England Voluntary aided school in the Diocese of Truro.[4] It is also the location of Duloe stone circle in a field behind a nearby farm.[5] The holy well is half a mile away from the church towards Looe: it is covered by a modern well house.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ Cornwall; Explore Britain
  3. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed., revised by Enid Radcliffe. Harmondsworth: Penguin; pp. 63-64
  4. ^ Duloe C of E VA School
  5. ^ Aubrey Burl (2005). A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany. Yale University Press. pp. 32–. ISBN 978-0-300-11406-5. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Duloe, Cornwall at Wikimedia Commons