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