St Ewe, Cornwall

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St Ewe parish and picturesque little village lie in the agricultural area west of Mevagissey. An attractive village with a 14th century church. The church of All Saints has a carved octagonal spire, and inside the church are the village stocks, and a rood screen that is the only one in Cornwall to have survived the attentions of Cromwell's soldiers.

East of St Ewe is Heligan House, built in the late 17th century. The extensive "Lost Gardens of Heligan" have been restored and are now open to the public.

St Ewe is also close to the Polmassick vineyard which grows grapes in the wooded valley below the church and can be visited by the public. Polmassick wine comes from a tiny plot of 2 1/2 acres close to the Lost Gardens of Heligan near St Austell. Planted onto the steep sunny slopes of a sheltered valley near the sea, this family-run business has been experimenting with different grape varieties since 1978. The winery makes seven wines, and a dessert blend which combines fermented grape juice with local plums. Three of the seven use süssreserve, in the German manner, to take the edge off the characteristic dryness of each blend. All have Cornish names, including "Rudhya", which means "blush", for the rosé wine.

St Ewe, Cornwall genealogical information from Genuki


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