Site: St Kew

Place:St Kew Grid Ref:SX 215 7687 (GB)   Map
Parish:St Kew Stones:1
County:Cornwall (Kernow) , England Saint(s):Kew ; Doghow
Site Type:ecclesiastical

Site Notes

Near footbridge just below the church of St Kew (Macalister/1945, 462; Okasha/1993, 248).

Thomas/1994, 229, argues that the `monastery of Docco' mentioned in the Life of St Samson, and referred to as Landochou in a tenth century charter `lay at St. Kew either where the church now stands or not far away'.

Olson/1989, 14, referring to the same monastery as Thomas above, states: `This establishment or its successor comes to light in a tenth-century Anglo-Saxon charter recording a grant of land `in the monastery [or `minster'] which is called by the inhabitants Landochou', this being its full Cornish name which survives today as Lanow in St. Kew parish'.

Bridge widened in 1924 (Macalister/1945, 462; Okasha/1993, 248).