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.
There has been a church here for over 1400 years. Originally a chapelry to St. Winnow, the church stands on its hill top in its C6th churchyard.
We can still see parts of the Norman church, by looking at the arches in the tower and the first 9 bays of the beautifully carved waggon roof. The church has gradually extended and in the early part of the C15 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 medieval 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.
About 150m to the east is the ‘new’ cemetery consecrated in 1914 where we have an out door resource area and altar where you are welcome to reflect on ‘Gods creation’ and have a picnic.
There is information about this beautiful early medieval church, its parish history, the fauna and flora, the burial records and the battle of Braddock Down in the visitor information area in church, please enjoy your visit and help yourself to tea and biscuits.
We have recently upgraded our parking areas.