Monday, 2 April 2012
The continuing saga of my search for a church - one with atmosphere and on a cliff edge.
After more enquiries we had Gunwallow, Lelant, Wembury and Talland to visit. Wembury and Talland are planned trips for next week - and Talland is unlikely as the person who I went with has family buried there and his family assure me he's never been to Talland!
So, in what must have been one of the hottest April weeks for years we headed westwards. Alistair likes to think of it as a holiday but it was really a continuation of my search for a church, with a spot of sea glass hunting thrown in to disguise this!
First up Gunwallow. On the map this looked good - graveyard - yes; beside the sea - yes. After that it went downhill.
The carpark is not opposite the church and although there is sea, it is not on a cliff edge.
Interesting statue, not sure what it was for, but found this tombstone so sad
We had a quick lunch at the Halzephron Inn at Gunwalloe which, apart from a raucous crowd who were apparently between funeral and wake, was very nice (despite the poor reviews I've read this evening) and headed on to other things.
Next stop, we went to Lelant church. Really pretty but the car park is outside and it's near but not next to the sea and not on a cliff edge.
Also has a small chapel which was built at the dying request of Richard Perry - makes a change from 'don't let poor Nellie starve'!
So the search goes on. Somewhere in the West Country is a church, with a car park on rough ground and cliff edge opposite. Just inside the gate are graves to unknown people lost at sea or under the wheels of the London Stage.