ENRICHING LIVES THROUGH THE ARTS

St Mylor Church - Starting a New Record

St Mylor Church

The Porch from the South
The Porch from the South
East Window & Altar
East Window & Altar

TREFOILS, TRACERY AND TRANSOMS.......

Monument in St Mylor Church
Monument in St Mylor Church

..... some of the fascinating features to be found in our parish churches and part of the rich heritage which Art Society Church Recorders help to record for posterity.

Your Church Recording group are looking for members to join them for their next project, St Mylor Church. It is hoped to start recording in February or March.

The group makes a detailed record, for various national and local archives, of the contents of the church. This includes; windows, memorials, woodwork, textiles, paintings and library (documents). Each item is recorded and photographed against a set template. The completed work contributes to the 1800 or more churches already recorded by The Arts Society and offers an insight for team members into aspects of local history, archiving techniques and ecclesiastic terminology.

Training and support are given and regular group meetings are held to monitor progress and exchanges views.

If you are interested in finding out more or joining the team please contact Garth and Penny Letori at:recording@theartssocietyfalmouth.org

St Mylor Church - Some Background

Mylor was in medieval times in the episcopal manor and peculiar deanery of Penryn and was also the mother church of Mabe. In 1277 there was a dispute between the Bishop of Exeter and the Earl of Cornwall over sand and soil which was being carried away from the glebe land of Mylor by agents of the Earl.

In 1278 this was settled by the Bishop lifting the threat of excommunication he had made and redistributing the large sum of money he had collected as custom duty for the sand and soil.

Bishop Peter Quinel gave the church and church land to the provostship of Glasney College in exchange for the deanery of Probus in 1288.