Gulval

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Gulval is a village and parish close to the sea near Penzance and the Land's End Peninsula, with a beautiful parish church and a history dating back to before the Normans.

The church was built in the 12th Century and is dedicated to St Wolvela. The font is 13th century and there are the remains of a Saxon cross here.

Gulval is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as being held by Roland from the Bishop of Exeter. The village and its assets were valued at £3.

In the Cornish language the village was known as Lanestly. The 'lan' having a religious significance since it means 'a circular monastic enclosure'.

A famous visitor here was John Wesley who preached in the parish.

Gulval Feast falls on the Sunday closest to November 12th.


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Location:
Located in West Cornwall close to Penzance. Easily accessed from the B3311 Penzance to St Ives road.
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Gulval near Penzance
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