Cornish Images and the Galleries that follow it, are dedicated to other places I have been in Cornwall with the cameras. Apart from Mining there are many other photogenic places to see.
The first images on this page are of St Peter’s Church near Chiverton Cross. The church was built in 1861 by William White, the original tower was removed in 1898, the current tower was built in 1928. The church closed in 2008 when building works in the region of £800,000 were required, the last service was on Christmas Eve 2006.
It’s a shame this was a lovely building and deserves better, the images here were taken in September 2011.
An image of St Peter’s Church tower.
One of my favourite images on the Cornish Images page, a perfect day for photography.
The blocked up side entrance to the church, I would have loved to see the inside.
This lantern on one of the walls caught my eye, makes a good image.
The Cornish Coastline is spectacular, impressive cliffs and hidden coves makes good photographic material, and look a mine! (Wheal Coates)
Along the coast from St Agnes is Chapel Porth, when the tide is out it’s possible to walk along the base of the cliffs.
An image looking back towards Portreath on the Cornish Coast Path.
This image was taken standing on the cliffs at Wheal Cock, looking out to sea across a small natural arch.
An image of Priests Cove in St Just, one of the many small fishing coves around Cornwall.
Fishing boats pulled up on the slipway. In the background is the chimney of Cape Cornwall Mine.
Looking across a rock pool towards Cape Cornwall, a fine addition to Cornish Images.
The Cornish Coast path is well worth a look, for more information follow the link: www.southwestcoastpath.com
Central to St Day is St Day Holy Trinity Church which was built in 1826-8. For such an important mining district it was focus for the miners and local community.
In 1956 the Church was deemed dangerous due to mining subsidence, sadly it was closed. In 1985 part of the roof collapsed, as a result, the remainder of the roof was blown up. I love this building it has a magic of its own.
The Carn Brea monument, built in 1836 standing 90-foot-high as a tribute to Francis Basset.
Roche Rock in the early morning, this is a rocky outcrop of St Austell Granite that stands 66ft high.
On top of Roche Rock is a ruined chapel dedicated to St Michael.
It is quite an extraordinary place, a joy to photograph and one of the best images on this page Cornish Images.
Porthlevan is the most Southerly Port in mainland Britain, the harhour is well protected form the storms that batter this small town on a regular basis. Tracy and I had a wander around there a couple of years ago, and shared a scrummy pasty.
Porthleven Pier is a popular place for fishermen.
A local fishing boat moored in the harbour.
A small boat entering the inner harbour, in storm weather this is blocked off from the waves.
In the churchyard at Porthleven is this small memorial to Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson, VC, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar. His mother came from the town and he stayed there several times.
Pool and Camborne Gallery