St Gluvias

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St Gluvias
Cornish: Bosheydhlann
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St Gluvias Church
St Gluvias is located in Cornwall
St Gluvias
St Gluvias
 St Gluvias shown within Cornwall
Population 1,505 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SW782345
Civil parish St Gluvias
Unitary authority Cornwall Council
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENRYN
Postcode district TR10
Dialling code 01326
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Truro and Falmouth
List of places

Coordinates: 50°10′19″N 5°06′22″W / 50.172°N 5.106°W / 50.172; -5.106

St Gluvias is a civil parish and settlement in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is now a suburb on the northern edge of Penryn which is situated two miles northwest of Falmouth.[1] The parish population at the 2011 census was 1,505.[2]

Church history[edit]

The historic parish church of St Gluvias,[3] dedicated to Gluvias of Cornwall (or Gluviacus) serves the Church of England parish of St Gluvias with Penryn, Cornwall. Gluvias of Cornwall was the son of Gwynllyw the warrior, King of Gwentlog, and a nephew of St Petroc. The church was founded in the 6th century and the parish was in the Middle Ages sometimes called Behethlan or Bohelland.[4] The present church is a recent construction by J. P. St Aubyn in 1883, though the tower is medieval: it is made of blocks of granite. The church contains the brass of Thomas Kyllygrewe, ca. 1485.[5] There are also three wall-monuments of interest: Samuel Pendarves, d. 1693, and his wife; William Pendarves, d. 1671, and his wife (both are curiously positioned with the figures which should face each other on either side of the corners of a window opening); and J. Kempe, d. 1711, bust under drapery.[6]

The Wesleyan missionary Benjamin Carvosso was born in this parish. Samuel Argall was buried here on 28 January 1626.

Former Methodist chapel at Laity Moor, now a Greek Orthodox church

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  2. ^ "population census 2011". Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "St Gluvias parish". Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Doble, G. H. (1964) The Saints of Cornwall: part 3. Truro: Dean and Chapter; pp. 15-19
  5. ^ Dunkin, E. (1882) Monumental Brasses. London, Spottiswoode
  6. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed. Penguin Books; pp. 177-78
  • Brown, H. Miles (1945) A Cornish Incumbency, 1741-1776 (John Penrose of St Gluvias). [Wendron?]: H. M. Brown

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