Blisland Church Cornwall - SS. Protus and Hyacinth

Blisland - Exterior View
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Blisland - Rood Screen Detail
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Blisland - The Nave
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Blisland - The Pulpit
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Blisland - The Sanctuary
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Blisland - The Norman Font
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The village of Blisland is one of the most beautiful in the County, the church itself situated on the edge of the finest village green in Cornwall

The present church consists of a Chancel with aisles, nave of 4 bays, transepts with the tower adjoining the N. Transept with stair turret, this being late 16th cent. Evidence of Norman work and that the church was previously cruciform.

The wonderful rood-screen which spans the width of the church is Victorian, the result of a sympathetic restoration by Rev Vernon Edward-Collins, a Tractarian vicar with considerable artistic ability in addition to being a skilled embroiderer.

Among interesting memorials in the church are a brass of 1410 to rector John Balsam and slate memorials of 1624 to HumfryKempe and 1686 to Susanna Toker. There is a well carved pulpit and 2 fronts, one of which is Norman.

One of the most rewarding churches in the Diocese.

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