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, in the 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 parish population at the 2011 census was 2605.[2] An electoral ward also exists which includes Delabole and St Breward; the population for this ward at the same census was 3,957.[3]


The parish church is dedicated to Saint Tetha the Virgin, a 5th-century companion of Saint Breaca and supposed daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog in Wales. The church is a Grade I protected building consisting of a Norman core and 15th-century expansions. It is large, with a nave and two aisles.[4] The church was collegiate until 1545 when the two prebends were abolished.[5] The church was renovated in 1879, reopening 6 November by the Bishop of Truro, Edward Benson.

St Teath was the birthplace in December 1626 of Anne Jeffries, a woman said to have associated with fairies.[6]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200 Newquay & Bodmin ISBN 978-0-319-22938-5
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed. Penguin; p. 202
  5. ^ Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford; p. 201
  6. ^ Haughton, Brian. "Anne Jefferies and the Fairies – Brian". Retrieved 15 April 2016. 

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