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Constantine Church Record

St Constantine Church

St Constantine from the South
St Constantine from the South

Constantine Church stands in the centre of the village and the parish, at the top of a ridge where it commands a view to the south, to the creeks of the Helford River.

View to  the South
View to the South
St Constantine from the South
St Constantine Floor Plan

It has a chancel, a nave, two aisles and an additional north aisle, perhaps originally a chantry chapel, known as the Bosahan aisle.

The present church dates from the 15th century, except for the chancel which was rebuilt in the 19th century. There are a few fragments of an earlier Norman building to be found.

Items of Interest

Ailse
Ailse
Ailse
Part of the rood screen
View to  the South
View to the South

The church contains many interesting features: for example, traces in the Bosahan aisle of a late medieval wall painting, fragments of a wooden rood screen, a fine Elizabethan chest, a brass monument, also from the Elizabethan period, to Richard Geyrveys and his wife Jane, neé Trefusis, some plate, and a new window in the Lady Chapel.

Rood screen
Rood screen
Modern window 1970's
Modern window 1970's
Pulpit
Pulpit