Linkinhorne Church, Cornwall

Linkinhorne Church, Cornwall

Linkinhorne Church dedicated to St Melorus (Mylor). Linkinhorne Church was given to Launceston Priory by Reginald Fitz-Henry, Earl of Cornwall, the natural son of Henry I; the gift was confirmed in a charter from King John in 1199 and by another from Henry III in 1288.

It is built completely in granite and with the second highest tower in Cornwall at 120ft. Inside there are five bay arcades with granite piers and four centred arches. At the west end of the church the arcades are banded together with iron bars on which stands the date 1786.

The tower arch, which is well-proportioned and moulded, is blocked. The tower, which has four stages, is 120ft high, and is buttressed on the square, and is finished with battlements, battlemented turrets and crocketed pinnacles. There are six bells.

The church contains medieval wall paintings, a 13th century font of Polyphant stone, a few late medieval carved bench ends and some old stained glass.

During the restoration in 1891 the wall paintings in the south aisle were Linkinhorne Church revealed to show the Seven Corporeal Works of Mercy with Christ under a canopy and fragments of what are thought to be the Seven Deadly Sins.

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