Ruan Minor church

Ruan Minor 02The church of St Ruan is huddled down close to the Lizard. Its tower is charmingly covered in Virginia creeper.

Everything about it is small and a tall person will feel the need to stoop occasionally thanks to the low arches of the arcades.

Some of the memorials are touching: ‘lost at sea’ is common while one to a 16 year old boy who fell off the cliff is particularly heart-rending. Had he lived another five years, he would have been 21 at the outbreak of Word War I.

A journey through the landscape and history of Cornwall

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