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St Brevita's Church, Lanlivery
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St Brevita's Church, Lanlivery
50°24′00″N 04°42′14″W / 50.40000°N 4.70389°W / 50.40000; -4.70389Coordinates: 50°24′00″N 04°42′14″W / 50.40000°N 4.70389°W / 50.40000; -4.70389
Location Lanlivery, Cornwall
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Dedication Saint Bryvyth
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Spire height 95 feet (29 m)
Parish Lanlivery
Deanery Trigg Minor and Bodmin
Archdeaconry Bodmin
Diocese Truro
Province Canterbury

St Brevita's Church, Lanlivery is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England in Lanlivery, Cornwall.


The church dates from the late 14th century, but most dates from the 15th century. The tower at 95ft dominates the valley. The dedication to Saint Bryvyth or Brevita is unique, and nothing else is known about this saint.

Parish status

The church is in a joint benefice with:


There are many memorials to the Kendalls of Pelyn whose house is near the village.

  • Jane Kendall (d. 1643)
  • Joan Kendall (d. 1675)
  • Penelope Kendall (d. 1687)
  • Walter Kendall (d. 1696)
  • Nicholas Kendall (d. 1739)
  • Hugh Littleton (d. 1740)
  • Mary Fletcher (d. 1754)
  • Thomas Littleton (d. 1760)
  • Mary Collins (d. 1781)
  • T.W. Kendall (d. 1798)
  • Anne Wynter (d. 1835) by J. Theakston
  • Nicholas Kendall (d. 1844)


The organ dated from 1888 and was originally installed in Methodist Central Hall in St Blazey. It was moved here in 1994. A specification of the organ can be found in the National Pipe Organ Register.


The tower contains a peal of 8 bells.

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