LANIVET - Heritage

Here are a selection of treasures that you will find in and around our church.

Lanivet Cross 3D

Lanivet Cross 3D

This Scheduled Monument is a ring-headed or four-holed cross mounted on a decorated shaft, standing to the west of the church at Lanivet, which was an important early Christian site. This cross is highly significant: it stands in its original location, is complete, and likely to date to the 10th century (one of only a handful of pre-Norman crosses in Cornwall).

Cross

Cross

Cornish wheel stone, C10th, marks the geographical centre of Cornwall. Click on the picture for a link to an intriguing 3d model

Church bells

Church bells

Church bells have been ringing out across Lanivet since the reign of King Henry VIII. Find more fascinating information by clicking on the picture to see a link to a file

Stone

Stone

Pillar stone, C5th/6th, coped stone (stele), with part of an inscription ‘Annicu fil’, uncovered near the south porch.

Family service

Family service

Children in Lanivet family service (third Sunday of the month) help the congregation by recreating the Gospel story of Jesus quelling the storm on the lake of Galilee.

Hog Grave

Hog Grave

Rare hogback grave of coped stone, C10th/11th, with key pattern markings.

Glass

Glass

Medieval glass, remnants at the top of the windows, behind the organ.

Abbey

Abbey

Nearby is St Benet's, a Benedictine monastery. It was founded as a lazar house in 1411 and, during the 15th century, a chapel with a tower and a longhouse were built. The building work was not complete by 1430; it is mentioned in a document of 1535.

Panda

Panda

During WW2 pandas were moved from London to Whipsnade Zoo. Bamboo was planted and grown in Lanivet specifically to be taken to the zoo to feed the evacuee pandas.

Window

Window

Plaque

Plaque