St Erme

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St Erme
St Erme is located in Cornwall
St Erme
St Erme
St Erme shown within Cornwall
Population 1,363 
OS grid reference SW842503
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TRURO
Postcode district TR4
Dialling code 01872
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°18′50″N 5°01′55″W / 50.314°N 5.032°W / 50.314; -5.032Coordinates: 50°18′50″N 5°01′55″W / 50.314°N 5.032°W / 50.314; -5.032
St Erme church

St Erme (Cornish: Egloserm) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, in the United Kingdom. The parish of St Erme, has a population of approximately 1200.[1] This had increased to 1,363 in 2011[2] Trispen is a small village within the parish.

Trispen (Cornish: Tredhespan) has a Post Office contained within the local Londis convenience store, and a pub called the Clock and Key.

Parish Church of St Hermes[edit]

St Hermes' Church, St Erme was rebuilt in 1819-20 by John Foulston (apart from the tower which is medieval). The font is Norman and there is a brass of 1596 to R. Trencreek and family.[3] According to Charles Henderson "The long incumbencies of two wealthy and scholarly rectors in the 18th century reduced the fabric of the church to such a ruinous condition that it had to be rebuilt in 1820, when a new plan was unhappily chosen. Efforts were made to reconcile this with older work in 1908."[4]

Cornelius Cardew (d. 1831) served as curate and as rector of the parish altogether for 60 years and his portrait is in the church.[5]

Historic estates[edit]

St Erme with Trispen Community Primary School[edit]

St Erme with Trispen Community Primary School caters for boys and girls from three to eleven years of age.The headteacher is Mrs Julie Orrell.[7] The present building opened in November 1987, the school being founded in 1877. Built as a four class school with large hall, library, practical work areas, quiet room, changing rooms with showers, well equipped kitchen, a fifth classroom was added in 1999 to accommodate the growing number of pupils. An ICT room has recently been installed, providing the opportunity both for the teaching of Information Communication Technology and its application across the curriculum. There are around one hundred and ten children on the school roll, divided into four classes, as far as possible by age. A Foundation Stage Unit for 3 and 4 year old pupils operates during morning sessions.

Trispen FC[edit]

Trispen has two football teams both of which compete in local Cornish leagues. The teams were founded in 1986 and have since enjoyed limited success, most recently winning the Falmouth and Helston Division 3 title as well as the Wheatley Cobb Cup in 2009.


  1. ^ Cornwall County Council Statistics
  2. ^ "2011 census". Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed. Penguin Books; p. 171
  4. ^ Cornish Church Guide (1925); pp. 91-92
  5. ^ Mee, Arthur (1937) Cornwall. London: Hodder & Stoughton; p. 212
  6. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of Cornwall: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620; with additions by J.L. Vivian, Exeter, 1887, pedigree of Killigrew, p.267[1]
  7. ^ "Welcome to St Erme with Trispen Community Primary School". St Erme with Trispen Community Primary School. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 

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