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St Neot shown within Cornwall
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The parish is named after the Saxon monk, Saint Neot (who also gives his name to St Neots in Cambridgeshire, whence his alleged bones were taken in the early Middle Ages). On the northern side the parish includes part of Bodmin Moor and hamlets in the parish include Draynes, Ley and Pantersbridge.
Parish Church of St NeotEdit
The original dedication may have been to 'St Anietus', with whom the Saxon Neot has been confused. In the 11th century a small monastery existed here; the early medieval church building (of which the tower remains) must have been smaller than the one in existence today. Rebuilding in granite was undertaken in the 15th century and the fine stained glass windows are from about 1500. The stained glass is partly original and partly from a restoration done by John Hedgeland, ca. 1830
Transport and Village AwardEdit
No railway was ever built to the village, despite pressure from local people and mine owners in the 1860s and 1870s. Instead, Doublebois railway station was opened on 1 June 1860 about two miles south of St Neot on the Cornwall Railway main line.
In 2004, the village of St Neot won the Calor Village of the Year award. Following up on the 2004 award, St. Neot has recently won the Calor Gas Village of the Decade Competition, which celebrated 10 years of the competition
The nearby Carnglaze Caverns, a former slate quarry, form an unusual music venue.
Other notable buildingsEdit
Two 15th century bridges are at Pantersbridge and Treverbyn (crossing the Warleggan and Fowey rivers). Lewarne is a neo-Tudor country house built for the Grylls family in 1869. Langdon (1896) records six stone crosses in the parish, of which three are at the vicarage.
- St Neot Village website
- Calor Village of the Year
- Cornwall Record Office Online Catalogue for St Neot
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