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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The 12th century church of St Protus and St Hyacinth
Blisland is somewhat unusual in that it has a village green, something that most Cornish villages do not. On the edge of the village is the Blisland Inn, a former winner of the CAMRA National Pub of the Year. People come from 30 miles away to visit the Blisland Inn, with its oak-ages cides and beers.
Just outside the village is a holy well and ancient cross dedicated to St Pratt (Protus). The most interesting historic buildings include Blisland Manor House, built in the 16th century and a very nice example of a Tudor manor with some later additions. Lavethan House is even earlier, with parts of a 15th century house incorporated in a 17th century rebuilding.
Outside the village are several prehistoric sites, including the Stripple Stones, a circular henge monument dating to the Neolithic period. Fourteen stone remain inside an earthwork henge. A much more recent point of interest is Jubilee Rock, one mile to the north of Blisland. The rock face was inscribed and painted with the royal coat of arms in honour of George III's 50th year on the throne in 1809.
Address: Blisland, Cornwall, England
Attraction Type: Village
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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