photo of St Winwallow Church, Landewednack
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by Jim Champion

Landewednack, St Winwallow

St Winwallow, the Parish Church of Landewednack, is about half a mile East of Lizard in Church Cove. It has the distiction of being the most southerly Church in mainland Britain. There is a little parking beside the Church.

As is the case with other nearby churches, this one is built with granite and the local serpentine which gives it a distinctive, variegated, appearance. The inside of the Church has a Cornish barrel roof and one of the original 3 bells that is cracked and no longer part of the peal. Ringing is from the ground floor.

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The Bells

The tower has a ring of 6 bells with a tenor weighing 8-1-19 in B. Dove's Guide includes details of the bells at St Winwallow and more information is provided by the Truro Diocesan Guild of Ringers.

The original three medieval bells are still in the Church, and were all dedicated to Saints: Anna, Nicholas and Mary Magdalene. The details of three medieval bells are not clear but there doesn't seem to be any disagreement that they were cast 500+ years ago.

Bell  Inscription
1 Dove's Guide
to the bells at
St Winwallow
4Sancta Anna Ora Pro Nobis
5Sancta Nicholas Ora Pro Nobis
In churchNomen Magdalene Gerit Campana Melodie
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