St Brevita's Church, Lanlivery facts for kids
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St Brevita's Church, Lanlivery
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed|
|Spire height||95 feet (29 m)|
|Deanery||Trigg Minor and Bodmin|
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.
The church is in a joint benefice with:
- Boconnoc Church
- St Winnow's Church, St Winnow
- St Cyricius and St Julietta's Church, St Veep
- St Mary the Virgin's Church, Braddock
- St Nectan's Chapel, St Winnow
- St Bartholomew's Church, Lostwithiel
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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