St Petrox Church
St Petrox Church
A beautifully situated 13th century church, dedicated to a 6th century saint. The church has a tall, narrow tower and was heavily restored in the mid 19th century.
St Petrox, or Petrocus, was a 6th century monk, He may have been born in west Wales, but he was certainly educated in Ireland, before travelling to Rome and then returning to Britain to preach in Cornwall. He set up a monastery near Padstow and died at Bodmin around 594 AD.

The oldest parts of this attractive church are the north wall and the unusual tower, which tapers towards the top and has corbelled parapets that project outwards.

There are several interesting monuments in the church, including a brass to William Lloyd (d. 1674), decorated with a skull and crossed bones, and a tablet to Lady Jane Mansell (d. 1692) on the north wall of the nave.