Monday, 24 August 2015

St Enodoc, Wadebridge and Porthcothan

A somewhat historical account of a long weekend in Cornwall at the beginning of July

Day Four  (Sunday)   

We started off visiting  Enodoc's Church, on the Camel Estuary.
The church is said to lie on the site of a cave where St Enodoc lived as a hermit. The oldest fabric in the church dates from around the 12th century. Additions were made in the 13th and 15th centuries. By the 18th century the church was partly submerged in sand. During the 19th century the sand was removed and the church was cleaned and restored under the direction of the vicar of St Minver, Rev. W. Hart Smith. The architectural restoration was carried out in 1863–64 by J. P. St Aubyn.

The grave of the former poet laureate John Betjeman is in the churchyard.

Then it was onto Wadebridge  - The Old Bridge at Wadebridge
This bridge dates from 1468 and is the longest bridge in Cornwall. For many years it carried the busy A39 across the River Camel until the construction of the Wadebridge Bypass in 1991.

 We then went to the coast and one of our favorite beaches - Porthcothan Beach

 Final evening in Padstow - the best pasty Shop in Cornwall -   The Chough Bakery

St Petroc's Church

Church Street - small holiday cottage we stayed in several years ago opposite the church

The Inner Harbour Tide Gate

Last memories of Cornwall - flowers

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