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.

Geography[edit]

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]

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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 Haughton.com". Retrieved 15 April 2016. 

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