St Thomas of Canterbury's Church, Camelford facts for kids
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St Thomas of Canterbury’s Church, Camelford
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Dedication||St Thomas of Canterbury|
|Consecrated||6 August 1938|
|Architect(s)||Sir Charles Nicholson, 2nd Baronet|
|Parish||Lanteglos by Camelford with Advent|
|Deanery||Trigg Minor and Bodmin|
The church was built between 1937 and 1938 to the designs of the architect Charles Nicholson. The Cowlard family of Launceston). gave the medieval font. Pevsner describes it as
A minor delight. It sits well on a slightly elevated site above the main road, its modest scale and use of local Delabole slate combining well with an understated Romaneque style...
There was in medieval times a chapel of St Thomas in the town which probably fell into disuse after the Reformation (it is recorded in 1312).
The church is in a joint benefice with:
The church has two good windows by famous designers:
- Chancel east window, 1938 by Martin Travers
- South Chapel east window, 1938 by Theodora Salusbury
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