St Enodoc’s Church, Trebetherick


You can spot the wonky spire of St Enodoc Church poking up behind the dunes between Daymer Bay and Rock. Built in the 15th century on the site of the cave where local hermit St Enodoc lived, this church was virtually buried in sand by the early nineteenth century, and the only way of getting in was through the roof. Renovated in the 1860s, and nowadays surrounded by a golf course, it’s best known as the birthplace of the poet laureate John Betjeman. He has a simple headstone in the churchyard – and the subject of his poem – Sunday Afternoon Service at St Enodoc Church.

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