Mevagissey’s St. Peter’s Church offers a quiet escape

by Aug 5, 2013United Kingdom

iPad watercolor of a church in Mevagissey

Mevagissey is a picturesque, unique 14th Century fishing village located on the South Cornwall Coast. St Peter’s church, dating to the 10th century, offers a quiet respite from the often busy harbor and is located on the northern edge of the town. St Peter’s church features a characteristic saddleback tower roof and is surrounded by an ancient graveyard. The church is on the northern edge of the town away from the harbor. Notable historic items to see include the 14th-century window in the transept; a slate memorial to Lewes Dart of Pentewan (1632) and a monument to Otwell Hill (1617). The church today still serves the congregation of Mevagissey as part of the Church of England.

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Adventurer, curious traveler, photojournalist, and lover of gin. Winner of multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals from NATJA for travel writing & photography excellence -- earning medals every year since 2018. Gold medal winner 2021 to 2023 in the IFWTWA Travel Photography Awards, Best in Show award winner in the 2023 photography awards, and winner of the Excellence in Journalism award in 2022. Winner of a Juror's Award and Best in Show in the 2023 California State Fair photography competition. Still searching for the perfect gin and tonic.