St Briochus’ sits proudly in the centre of the village, with its fine Perpendicular architecture making for an elegant communal focal point.
The Church is dedicated to St Briochus, a Celtic saint who travelled up the River Tamar and founded a religious settlement in the area. It is Grade II* Listed, a listing reserved for buildings that are particularly important and of more than special interest (only 5.5% of listed buildings in the country are Grade II*).
In its earliest days, the site boasted an ancient chapel dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, but sadly this no longer exists. The oldest parts of St Briochus’ date to medieval times: the high altar was rededicated in 1336, and part of the chancel dates from even earlier than that. The rest of this elegant and spacious church is 15th century – including its fine Norman tower – and it is an exceptional example of Perpendicular architecture.
St Briochus’ is a beautiful village church, more than worth a visit for its charming architecture and its stunning rural setting.