Old Kea

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Coordinates: 50°14′13″N 5°01′30″W / 50.237°N 5.025°W / 50.237; -5.025

Main article: Kea, Cornwall
The tower of Old Kea church

Old Kea (Cornish: Lanndege) is a hamlet in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the west bank of the Truro River approximately two miles (3 km) south of Truro.[1]

This and the nearby village of Kea are said to have been named after the Saint Kea who arrived at Old Kea from Ireland in the 5th century.[2]

There is mention in the Domesday Book of a monastery at this location. Only the tower remains of the original parish church which stood at Old Kea. A small mission chapel was built onto the church in 1863 and services are still held twice a month.[3]

Old Kea lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  2. ^ [1] GENUKI website; Kea; retrieved May 2010
  3. ^ [2] Old Kea Church website; retrieved May 2010

External links[edit]

Media related to Old Kea at Wikimedia Commons