St Bridget's Church, Morvah

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St Bridget's Church, Morvah
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St Bridget's Church, Morvah
Coordinates: 50°09′44″N 05°38′18″W / 50.16222°N 5.63833°W / 50.16222; -5.63833
OS grid reference SW402355
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
History
Dedication Bridget of Sweden
Administration
Parish Morvah
Deanery Penwith
Archdeaconry Cornwall
Diocese Truro
Province Canterbury

St Bridget's Church, Morvah is a parish church in the Church of England Diocese of Truro located in Morvah, Cornwall, UK.

The church, dedicated to St Bridget, is medieval.[1] It was licensed for divine service by the Bishop of Exeter on 22 September 1400.[2] The tower is the only remaining medieval part of the church. The nave and chancel were rebuilt in 1828.[3]

The dedication is sometimes given as St Morwetha. Morvah was in early times a chapelry dependent on Madron. A chapel of St Bridget, probably at Morvah, was mentioned in 1390. The name Morvah means "marsh"; in the 14th century St Morwetha, perhaps a fictional saint, is mentioned.[4]

The tower contains three bells, one from 1799 and two from 1828.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nikolaus Pevsner (1970) The Buildings of England; Cornwall; 2nd ed.
  2. ^ Parish Guide. n.d.
  3. ^ Beacham, Peter; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2014). Cornwall. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. pp. 358–9. ISBN 978 0 300 12668 6. 
  4. ^ Cornish Church Guide Truro: Blackford, 1925; p. 166