History

There is an almost eerie loneliness in the situation of Braddock church, with nothing but the 19th century Rectory and the coach house (now private residencies) next door.

Originally a chapelry to St. Winnow, the church stands on its hill top in a C6th churchyard.

We can still see parts of the original Norman church, by looking at the arches in the tower and the first 9 bays of the beautifully carved waggon roof. The church was extended in the early part of the C14 and the south aisle added and the nave extended.

It has the oldest vertical sundial in Cornwall above the porch entrance.

Today it is famous for its beautiful carved woodwork drawing visitors from all over Britain.

About 200m to the south is the is the site of the Battle of Braddock Down, a famous Royalist victory in the Civil War.

There is information about the church and parish history in the visitor information area in church, please enjoy your visit and help yourself to tea and biscuits.