SX1569 : St Bartholomew, Warleggan

taken 12 years ago, near to Warleggan, Cornwall, Great Britain

St Bartholomew, Warleggan
St Bartholomew, Warleggan
The church is dedicated to St Bartholomew. The church was one of the few on Bodmin Moor to have a spire, until in 1818 when it was struck by lightning. Until a road was built in 1953 linking it to the A38, it had the reputation of being one of the most remote areas of Cornwall.
The priest from 1931 until his death in 1953 was Frederick Densham. Frederick, to say the least, was an eccentric: painting the church and vicarage in garish colours. All his parishioners eventually shunned the church and poor old Frederick preached his sermon's to "cut out cardboard figures" seated around the church. In 1953, many years after he had preached to his last “live” congregation, Rev Densham’s body was found in a crumpled heap at the bottom of the stairs at the rectory. A book by Daphne du Maurier was based on this story.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 15 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 14 March, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 156 691 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:29.5733N 4:36.0511W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 156 690
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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