St Cleer

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Coordinates: 50°29′12″N 4°28′20″W / 50.48667°N 4.47222°W / 50.48667; -4.47222

St Cleer holy well
St Cleer
St Cleer Parish Church

St Cleer (Cornish: Ryskarasek) is a civil parish and village in east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated on the southeast flank of Bodmin Moor approximately two miles (3 km) north of Liskeard.[1]

The population of the parish in 2001 numbered 3257.[2] This had increased to 3,339 at the 2011 census.[3] An electoral ward also exists. The population at the 2011 census is 4,366.[4]

Parish church[edit]

St Cleer parish church, at an elevation of approximately 690 feet (210 metres), is dedicated to Saint Clarus. Its three-stage tower is 97 feet (30 metres) high and contains a ring of six bells.[2][5] First built in 800 but rebuilt in the 13th century, the tower suffered damage and was repaired in the 15th century.

Prehistoric and medieval remains[edit]

Trethevy Quoit is a megalithic chamber tomb, and the Doniert Stone an inscribed stone of the Anglo-Saxon period. Near the churchyard is St Cleer's holy well with a small building covering it, built of granite in the 15th century, to allow for a bowssening pool for total immersion.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ a b GENUKI - St Cleer
  3. ^ "Parish population at 2011 census". Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Cornish Parish Churches - Cleer, St

External links[edit]

Media related to St Cleer at Wikimedia Commons