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.
Cornish Images 1 – An image of St Peter’s Church tower.
Cornish Images 2 – One of my favourite images on this, a perfect day for photography.
Cornish Images 3 – The blocked up side entrance to the church, I would have 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 makes good photographic material, and look a mine ! Wheal Coates
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.
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 in 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 in 1826-8. For 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, as a result, the remainder of the roof was blown up. I love this building it has a magic of its own.
Cornish Images 14 – The Carn Brea monument, built in 1836 standing 90-foot-high as a tribute to Francis Basset.
Cornish Images 15 – Roche Rock in the early morning, this is a rocky outcrop of St Austell Granite that stands 66ft high.
Cornish Images 16 – On top of Roche Rock is a ruined chapel dedicated to St Michael.
Cornish Images 17 – 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 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.
Cornish Image 18 – Porthleven Pier is a popular place for fishermen.
Cornish Image 19 – A local fishing boat moored in the harbour.
Cornish Image 20 – A small boat entering the inner harbour, in storm weather this is blocked off from the waves.
Cornish Image 21 – 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.
Cornish Image 22 – Looking out to sea from the top of Rosewall Hill in St Ives.
Cornish Image 23 – Rocky outcrops of Granite appear all over Cornwall.
Cornish Image 24 – In the distance on the horizon a solitary Engine House stands proud.
Cornish Image 25 – Looking down the valley to Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes, one of my favorite places.
Cornish Image 26 – 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 supplied by Carn Brea Protection Group)
Cornish Image 27 – A second view of the “Castle”, this one shows how it has been built into the rock.
Cornish Image 28 – An old water pump at the seaward end of the Nancherrow Valley, St Just.
Pool and Camborne Gallery