St Bartholomew


St Bartholomew is small, low church in the small, isolated village of Warleggan on the lonely south west fringe of Bodmin Moor, approached through an avenue of old beech trees. The sturdy 15th century west tower originally had a spire which fell on the body of the church in 1818. Warleggan is noteworthy also for the activities of the Rev'd Densham in the 1950s who preached to cards representing the congregation in the absence of the real thing. This was the subject of the film "A congregation of Ghosts".

The church was well into a fully funded £180K project to repair the tower and bell chamber when they became aware of £20K of additional work needed to the parapet and bell chamber floor. St Bartholomew's is currently on the Heritage At Risk register. 

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