St Bartholomew's Church

Lostwithiel boasts a remarkable house of prayer at St Bartholomew's Church. Although there has probably been a church on this site ever since Lostwithiel established itself as town, the oldest part of the building dates from the 13th century. This fine Early English Tower is topped by a decorated spire which was added in the 14th century. Also of note is the 14th century, octagonal, carved font which depicts a wolf and hounds, a huntsman and hawk and an evil face. It was upon this spot that St Bartholomew's was desecrated during the Civil War with the christening of a horse. Another attraction drawing visitors to St. Bartholomew's Church is the East window which depicts some 90 figures and the tale of the Crucifixion.

Address: Church Lane
Postcode: PL22 0E
Town/city or near: Lostwithiel
County: Cornwall

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