• St Keverne is situated on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall approximately 12 miles south east of Helston.

 

  • The lovely fishing port of Coverack is within the parish as well as the small fishing coves of Porthallow and Porthoustock.

 

  • The Parish Church is believed to have been founded around 600 by an Irish monk from County Kerry called St Keverne (or St Kieran) from whom the village takes its name.

 

  • The village is the birthplace of Michael Joseph, the Smith (An Gof) who, with Thomas Flamank from Bodmin led the Cornish Rebellion marching to London to protest to the king, Henry VII, about unfair taxes. Unfortunately both men met a sticky end at Tyburn.

 

  • The infamous Manacles (Cornish Maen Eglos – the Church Rocks) are close by where many a seafarer has drowned. The spire of St Keverne Church is a navigation aid to mariners and the churchyard holds the graves of many victims, notably those of the SS "Mohegan" which hit The Manacles on 14 October 1898 with the loss of 106 of the 197 on board.

 

St Keverne from the Air

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