Lanivet (Cornish: Lanneves) is a village and civil parish in
Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated
approximately 2 1⁄2 miles (4.0 km) southwest of Bodmin,
and before the
Bodmin by-pass was built, the
A30 road between London
Land's End passed through the village. The Saints' Way
long-distance footpath passes
Lanivet near its half-way point.
The parish includes the hamlets of Bodwanick, Bokiddick, Lamorick, St
Ingunger, Trebell, Tregullon, Tremore, and Woodly. Part of St Lawrence
is also in this parish. An electoral ward of the same name surrounds
Bodmin. Its population at the 2011 census was 4,241.
1 Notable buildings and antiquities
Thomas Hardy connection
5 External links
Notable buildings and antiquities
The cross in
The church tower is built in the
Perpendicular style and in 1878 had
six bells. Renovations to the porch, nave and aisles were completed in
that year along with the extension of the burial ground by enclosing
an adjacent field. Within the church are monuments of the
Courtenays of Tremere. In the churchyard are two ancient stone
crosses and a rare example of a hogback grave dating from Viking
times. A. G. Langdon (1896) also records the existence of four more
stone crosses in the parish. About a quarter of a mile from the
church are the remains of St Benet's, a monastery of the Benedictine
order, said to have been subordinate to Monte Cassino, in Italy, or
according to others, Clairvaux in Burgundy. It was
founded as a lazar house in 1411, and during the 15th century a chapel
with a tower and an adjacent longhouse were built. The building work
was not complete by 1430; it is mentioned in a document of 1535. The
tower and longhouse are mentioned by Charles Henderson as being still
in existence; he refutes the idea of it as an abbey. After the
Reformation it became the home of the Courtenay family; the present
house looks 19th-century with 15th-century windows built into the
facade. St Benet was restored by, its then owner, Charles Eldon
Sargeant in 1878, and is described by
The Cornishman newspaper as
″... a charming and picturesque place.
St Ingunger, in the parish, is said to have been the residence of the
hermit, Saint Congar of Congresbury, in the early 6th century.
Churches dedicated to him may also be found in
Near to the village is located Lesquite Quoit, a ceremonial funerary
monument built around 3500-2600 BC, one of only 20 portal dolmens
surviving in the United Kingdom.
In the adjacent hills, tin and iron extraction ceased in (or just
before) 1878, and all that was left of the industry was one or two
Thomas Hardy connection
Thomas Hardy came to
Lanivet in August 1872 to visit the home of Emma
Gifford where he was introduced to her parents at Kirland House. He
wrote a poem in the same year entitled Near Lanivet.
^ "List of Place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel" (PDF).
Cornish Language Partnership. May 2014. Archived from the original
(PDF) on 2014-07-29. Retrieved 2015-01-11.
^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200
Newquay & Bodmin
^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
^ a b c "Lanivet".
The Cornishman (20). 28 November 1878.
^ Nikolaus Pevsner(1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed. rev. by E. Radcliffe.
Penguin, pp. 91
^ Churches, Holy Wells & Saints.
^ Langdon, Arthur G. (1896) Old Cornish Crosses. Truro: J. Pollard;
pp. 295, 383, 412, 419
^ Charles Henderson Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford; pp.
Cornwall (1970); pp. 158-59
^ Gilbert Hunter Doble, (1970) The Saints of Cornwall: part 5. Truro:
Dean and Chapter; pp. 3-29
^ Map, The Megalithic
Portal and Megalith. "Lesquite Quoit". The
Megalithic Portal. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
^ "Lesquite Quoit". www.themodernantiquarian.com. Retrieved 13
^ Millgate, Michael (1982) Thomas Hardy: a Biography Revisited, Oxford
U.P. p. 131
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See also: List of civil parishes in Cornwall
Population of major settlements
Places of interest
Outline of Cornwall
Index of Cornwall-related articles
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St Minver Highlands
St Minver Lowlands
St Stephens by Launceston Rural
St Thomas the Apostle Rural
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