Saints and Stones: St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
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There have been three churches over 14 centuries on this site.

The first was built by St. Petroc in ca.518 A.D. The church, monastery, and all it contained were completely destroyed by the Vikings in 981 A.D. The only items from this early period that remain are the head of a four holed Celtic cross on a modern shaft outside the south door and the base of a very large cross by the southeast gate. This must have originally been deeply carved and most probably stood at the monastery gate. Before the Normans came, the monastic establishment had moved to Bodmin. It is not known how long the church in Padstow lay in ruins.

The second, a Saxon church with possible Norman additions, was built ca.1200. The lower half of the tower dates from this period and is six feet thick. It is not known exactly when this church fell into disrepair.

The current church was built between the years 1425 to 1450.

About St. Petroc's Church, Padstow

St Petrocís Parish of Padstow
Wikipedia: Saint Petroc
St. Petroc's Parish Church, Padstow: The Saint's Way

Journey to St. Petroc's Church, Padstow

St. Petroc's Church is found in the town of Padstow on the A389 in the central part of Cornwall in southwest England.

Ordnance Survey Map (SW9185475146)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
website. General Cornwall tourist information may be found at the Visit Cornwall website.

Additional Photos of St. Petroc's Church, Padstow

Reader Board, St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Sign at St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
North Entrance and Tower, St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Interior, St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Interior Ceiling, St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Close-Up of Stain-Glass Window with St. Petroc, St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Close-Up of Medieval Bench End of "Fox-Priest," St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Top Part of Holy Water Stoup Featuring Earliest Representation of St. Petroc, St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Brief Biography of St. Patroc, St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Taspestry, St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Tower and St. Petroc's Church, Padstow from the South
Ancient Cross in Churchyard, St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Statue on South Exterior, St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Headless Lion and Chained Heart, Badge of Richard II, St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Lych Gate, Entrance to The Saints Way, Near St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Sign for The Saints Way Near St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Map of The Saints Way Near St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Sundial on The Saints Way Near St. Petroc's Church, Padstow
Walkway and Lych Gate from The Saints Way to St. Petroc's Church, Padstow


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