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Latitude: 50.5417 / 50°32'30"N
Longitude: -4.9132 / 4°54'47"W
OS Eastings: 193684
OS Northings: 75376
OS Grid: SW936753
Mapcode National: GBR ZP.8W4W
Mapcode Global: FRA 07LM.PQF
Entry Name: Retaining Wall of Churchyard to Churchyard North and West of Church of St Michael's
Listing Date: 26 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1124717
English Heritage Legacy ID: 351641
Location: St. Minver Lowlands, Cornwall, PL27
Civil Parish: St. Minver Lowlands
Built-Up Area: Rock
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Minver with St Enodoc and St Michael Rock
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 97 NW ST MINVER PORTHILLY
3/322 Retaining wall of Churchyard to
- north and west of Church of
Retaining wall of churchyard and flight of steps. Circa mid C19. Wall constructed
of vertically coursed slate stones with intermediate piers of horizontally coursed
slate stone. About 47 metres in length forming a retaining wall to the churchyard of
St. Michael's Church, Porthilly (qv) and the south wall of Porthilly Cove on the east
bank of the Camel estuary.
A flight of stone rubble steps rises from the cove up to the churchyard with some
reset dressed stone.
The wall is reputed to have been planned by a vicar of St. Michael's when a small
piece of land was recovered from the estuary.
Maclean, Sir John Parochial and Family History or the Deanery of Trigg Minor
in the County of Cornwall, 1879. vol. III.
Listing NGR: SW9368475376
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