St Teath

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Coordinates: 50°35′35″N 4°44′10″W / 50.593°N 04.736°W / 50.593; -04.736

The Clock Tower, St Teath

St Teath (/ˌsɪntˈtɛθ/; Cornish: Eglostedha) is civil parish and village in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated approximately three miles (5 km) southwest of Camelford and seven miles (11 km) northeast of Wadebridge.[1] The hamlet of Whitewell lies to the west.

The church is dedicated to Saint Tethe who was one of the twenty-four children of St Brychan, a 4th-century Welsh saint and king. The church was a Norman foundation but was rebuilt in the 15th century. It is large, with a nave and two aisles. The lower part of the tower is Norman.[2] The church was collegiate until 1545 when the two prebends were abolished.[3]

St Teath was the birthplace in December 1626 of Anne Jeffries, a woman said to have associated with fairies.[4]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200 Newquay & Bodmin ISBN 978-0-319-22938-5
  2. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed. Penguin; p. 202
  3. ^ Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford; p. 201
  4. ^ Haughton, Brian. "Anne Jefferies and the Fairies - Brian". Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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