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. So, the church finally 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 probably taken in September 2011.
Cornish Images 1 – Firstly, an image of St Peter’s Church tower, sadly surrounded by security fencing.
Cornish Images 2 – One of my favourite images on this page, certainly a perfect day for photography.
Cornish Images 3 – The blocked up side entrance to the church, I would have so loved to see the inside.
Cornish Images 4 – This lantern on one of the walls caught my eye, makes a good image.
The Cornish Coastline is spectacular, impressive cliffs and hidden coves certainly makes good photographic material. Furthermore, look a mine on the cliffs. Wheal Coates probably the most photographed mine in Cornwall.
Cornish Images 5 – 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, due to the danger always check the tide times.
Cornish Images 6 – An image looking back towards Portreath on the Cornish Coast Path.
Cornish Images 7 – This image was taken standing on the cliffs at Wheal Cock, looking out to sea across a small natural arch.
Cornish Images 8 – An image of Priests Cove in St Just, one of the many small fishing coves around Cornwall.
Cornish Images 9 – Fishing boats pulled up on the slipway. In the background is the chimney of Cape Cornwall Mine.
Cornish Images 10 – Looking across a rock pool towards Cape Cornwall.
Cornish Images 11 – Looking back along the Coast from Cape Cornwall, Priest’s Cove is below.
The Cornish Coast path is well worth a look, for more information follow the link: www.southwestcoastpath.com
Cornish Images 12 – Central to St Day is St Day Holy Trinity Church which was built during 1826-8. Due to being such an important mining district, it was focus for the miners and local community.
Cornish Images 13 – In 1956 the Church was deemed dangerous due to mining subsidence, sadly it was closed. In 1985 part of the roof collapsed, consequently the remainder of the roof was blown up. I love this building it has a magic of its own.
Cornish Images 14 – Roche Rock in the early morning, this is a rocky outcrop of St Austell Granite that stands 66ft high.
Cornish Images 15 – On top of Roche Rock is a ruined chapel dedicated to St Michael.
Cornish Images 16 – It is quite an extraordinary place, a joy to photograph and one of the best images on this page.
Porthlevan is the most Southerly Port in mainland Britain, the harbour 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.
Cornish Images 17 – Porthleven Pier is a popular place for fishermen.
Cornish Images 18 – A local fishing boat also moored in the harbour.
Cornish Images 19 – A small boat entering the inner harbour, in stormy weather this is blocked off from the waves.
Cornish Image 20 – In the churchyard at Porthleven is this small memorial to Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson, VC, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar. His mother originally came from the town and he stayed there several times.
Cornish Image 21 – Looking out to sea from the top of Rosewall Hill in St Ives.
Cornish Image 22 – Rocky outcrops of Granite appear all over Cornwall.
Cornish Image 23 – In the distance on the horizon a solitary Engine House stands proud.
Cornish Image 24 – Looking down the valley to Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes, one of my favorite places.
Overlooking Redruth is Carn Brea. This is Carn Brea “Castle”, originally it was built as a chapel dedicated to St. Michael, which was then incorporated into the Basset hunting lodge and given its castellated appearance. Lately restored and extended by local builder Percy Williams to serve as a restaurant. Information kindly supplied by Carn Brea Protection Group.
Cornish Image 25 – An image of the “Castle” sitting on top of Carn Brea.
Cornish Image 26 – Another view of the “Castle”, this one shows how it has been built into the rock.
Cornish Image 27 – A final image of Carn Brea Castle.
Cornish Images 28 – The Carn Brea monument, built in 1836 standing 90-foot-high as a tribute to Francis Basset.
Cornish Images 29 – A second image of the Carn Brea Monument.
The rest of the images on this page were taken when Tracy and I walked from St Just to Geevor Mine in 2017. It was certainly an amazing day, and the company was better. Due to the length of the walk, we were both knackered.
Cornish Image 30 – An old water pump at the seaward end of the Nancherrow Valley, St Just.
Cornish Image 31 – At the end of the Cot Valley in St Just is the hidden Cove of Porth Nanven.
Cornish Image 32 – It is certainly a wonderful and quiet place, the beach is scattered with circular boulders which are a relic from the Ice Age.
Cornish Image 33 – This was a great day for photography. Seems like a stream running down the cove really caught my eye.
Cornish Image 34 – Porth Nanven is one of my favourite places in Cornwall, another image of the stream. Due to a slow camera shutter speed the water appears to be moving.
Cornish Image 35 – On the flank of Cape Cornwall located in a field are the remains of an ancient Chapel known as St Helen’s Oratory.
Cornish Image 36 – The Chapel is believed to probably date back to Medieval times.
Cornish Image 37 – The cross on the gable end, is not original it was probably found in a nearby field. In the background is the Chimney belonging to Cape Cornwall Mine.
Cornish Image 38 – Finally an image of the Chimney on Cape Cornwall taken through the window of the Chapel.
Pool and Camborne Gallery