Cornwall

Cornwall has an incredibly rich heritage of historical bench ends, and it was here that my own interest in bench ends began. The following parish churches all have one or more surviving bench ends. Available galleries can be accessed by clicking on the name of the parish.

1.Altarnun
2.Antony
3.Bodmin
4.Braddock
5.Budock
6.Camborne
7.Cardinham
8.Crantock
9.Cubert
10.Cuby
11.Davidstow
12.Forrabury
13.Golant
14.Gorran
15.Gwinear
16.Illogan
17.Jacobstow
18.Kilkhampton (Seven bench ends from Kilkhampton also preserved at RAMM, Exeter)
19.Ladock
20.Landewenack
21.Landulph
22.Laneast
23.Lanreath (nine bench ends from Lanreath preserved at RAMM, Exeter)
24.Lansallos
25.Lanteglos-by-Fowey
26.Launcells
27.Launceston
28.Lawhitton
29.Linkinhorne
30.Little Petherick
31.Madron
32.Michaelstow
33.Minster
34.Morwenstow (incomplete)
35.Mullion
36.Mylor
37.Newlyn East
38.North Petherwin
39.North Tamerton
40.Padstow
41.Perranzabuloe
42.Poughill
43.Poundstock
44.Probus
45.Rame
46.Ruan Lanihorne
47.Sheviock
48.South Petherwin
49.St. Austell
50.St. Breward
51.St. Buryan
52.St. Columb Major
53.St. Endellion
54.St. Enoder
55.St. Eval
56.St. Ewe
57.St. Gennys
58.St. Ives
59.St. Just-in-Penwith
60.St. Keverne
61.St. Kew
62.St. Levan
63.St. Martin-by-Looe
64.St. Mawgan-in-Pydar
65.St. Merryn
66.St. Minver
67.St. Stephens-by-Launceston
68.St. Teath
69.St. Tudy
70.St. Veep
71.St. Winnow
72.Sennen
73.Sancreed
74.Sithney
75.Stratton
76.Talland
77.Tintagel
78.Towednack
79.Trevalga
80.Tywardreath
81.Week St. Mary
82.Whitstone
83.Zennor

This list, which is believed to be complete, was compiled using information contained in Dr. Todd Gray’s A Gazetteer of Ancient Bench Ends in Cornwall’s Parish Churches, which can be purchased HEREcornwall

For a larger version of the map, click HERE.

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