SW9558 : St Dennis Village Church

near to St Dennis, Cornwall, Great Britain

St Dennis Village Church
St Dennis Village Church
The church is situated on a prominent hill on the northern side of the village. This photograph was taken from the hillside to the west of the church. Only the church tower is visible through the trees which closely surround the churchyard on all sides. The church and churchyard is built inside an Iron Age fortress, the ramparts of which form the edge of the churchyard on this side of the hill. The church is dedicated to St Denys the Martyr which may have given the village of St Dennis its name. An alternative explanation is that the village derives its name from the older fortress on which the church stands. The Cornish word for fortress is 'Dynas'. I would like to think that whoever first dedicated the church chose their patron saint to closely match this Cornish word.
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Saturday, 17 September, 2005   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 950 583 [100m precision]
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