Walking along the Hayle estuary onto Porth Kidney beach
Walking along the Hayle estuary onto Porth Kidney beach

Lelant

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Lelant Church

Lelant Church


Lelant is a charming village and parish situated on the west of the Hayle River between Hayle and St Ives, with excellent views up the river towards Hayle and fine views of the Hayle estuary.

An appeal has been launched for St Uny Church which is in need of urgent repair.
The Grade I listed building is located at the start of the St Michael's Way & is the only British start of Camino de Santiago - making it a historically significant building.

Parts of the building are now falling into disrepair and urgent work is required to restore it and transform it into a community hub, accessible to all.

The church tower roof is badly leaking and needs very urgent repair. Extensive damage has been caused to the bell frame and parts of the tiled floor are badly damaged and unsafe and the whole floor needs replacing.

The Church also currently has no disabled access, and bathroom facilities are located outside and a distance from the church itself. It is therefore necessary to create disabled access and proper facilities so that everyone is able to access and use the church.

If you can help with a donation, please visit their page on JustGiving


Lelant in History

The village was an important port in the 1300s prior to the port of St Ives becoming established. At this time the Hayle River had a deep channel and was navigable by larger vessels than it is today.

The parish church of St Uny at Lelant is beautifully situated with magnificent views of the Hayle River. This was also the parish church for St Ives until 1826 and the mother church of Carbis Bay and Towednack. The church dates from the early 1400s and still retains part of an original Norman arcade and has a Norman font.

The old manor house of Trevethoe survives but is privately owned and not open to the public. The Praed family, whose memorials can be viewed in the church, lived here. They are famous for their association with the Grand Union Canal and a street in London is named after the banker, William Praed. The house features in a window in the church.

Another building of great age and interest is The Abbey which was owned by the Priory of St Michael's Mount and used as a resting place for the monks of the order.

Lelant Saltings are a popular haunt for bird watching and numerous species of waders can be observed on the reserve. A hide is available overlooking the saltings bird reserve near Quay House.



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Located in West Cornwall, Lelant on the A3074 between Hayle and St Ives.
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