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Coverack, Porthoustock, Porthallow

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St. Keverne

St Keverne is a large parish on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula. Historically links to the sea are strong - the Manacle Rocks lie a mile off shore and have been the scene of many shipwrecks as have the rocks of Lowland Point.The principal occupations in the area are farming, fishing and,in more recent years, tourism. There is a strong local history society which meets monthly - - and stages an annual exhibition (August)

I have written four books on aspects of the parish - St Keverne Parish Remembered (1990), The Mohegan 1898-1998 (the passenger liner Mohegan was wrecked on the Manacles in 1898), St Keverne Methodist Church 1907-2007 and 50 Years of Ox-roasting (organised by St.Keverne band). I also have much local family information. Diane Donohue and Terry Moyle are the OPCs (online parish clerks)

Terry Moyle







16 Dec 2013

Research on the names on the War Memorials (St Keverne and Coverack) and Roll of Honour is a current project to commemorate the outbreak of WW1.

I have well over 1000 photographs/postcards of the parish - places, people, events and shipwrecks. The local history society holds much archive material covering the parish.

The village has a Male Voice Choir, an award winning Band and numerous organisations covering a wide range of interests. There are Anglican and Methodist churches, two pubs, a post office, butchers, newsagents and a general store. The renowned Roskillys (ice cream, bistro, craft shop etc.) is within walking distance.

Coverack, Porthallow and Porthoustock are coastal villages within the parish.

St. Keverne One-Place Study