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
Bodmin by-pass was built, the
A30 road between London and Land\'s
End passed through the village. The Saints\' Way long-distance
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
Bodmin . Its population at the 2011 census was 4,241.
* 1 Notable buildings and antiquities
* 2 Industry
Thomas Hardy connection
* 4 References
* 5 External links
NOTABLE BUILDINGS AND ANTIQUITIES
Lanivet Church 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
The Cornishman newspaper as ″... a charming and
St Ingunger, in the parish, is said to have been the residence of the
hermit , Saint
Congar of Congresbury
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
* ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
* ^ A B C "Lanivet".
The Cornishman (20). 28 November 1878. p. 7.
Nikolaus Pevsner (1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed. rev. by E. Radcliffe.
Penguin, pp. 91
* ^ Churches, Holy Wells pp. 295, 383, 412, 419
* ^ Charles Henderson Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford;
Cornwall (1970); pp. 158-59
Gilbert Hunter Doble
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.