Site: Lewannick

Name:Lewannick CISP No:LWNCK
Place:Lewannick Grid Ref:SX 2760 8070 (GB)   Map
Parish:Lewannick Stones:2
County:Cornwall (Kernow) , England Saint(s):none
Site Type:ecclesiastical

Site Notes

Thomas/1994, 312: `Physically today's parish churchyard contains an inner element which is partly-oval enclosure, clearly primary, the eastern side of which is still a massive bank. It is the archaeological equivalent of what is meant by *lann… there is every reason to see it as a Christian location beginning as a burial-place … subsequently all or part of it was enclosed in a dug bank surrounding a curvilinear space; this lann was `developed' with one or more small stone churches; a fine new church (whose ornate Norman font is still there) was built after 1100; and it continues to be what it has been for fifteen centuries'.