St Nonna’s Church, Pelynt

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The church of St Nonna (or St Nun) in Pelynt dates from the 15th century, but has seen much rebuilding since. The arcade of the north aisle was remodelled in 1680 at the time of Bishop Trelawny who is buried in the church. The church restored by J P St Aubyn in 1879-83 when the south transept, also known as the Trelawny aisle was added.

The church has several fine monuments, particularly the Buller monument (1615) in the chancel to the left of the altar. He and his wife are depicted kneeling with their 4 sons and 8 daughters. Also in the chancel can be seen an interesting plaque to the memory of Edward Trelawny, with the inscription ‘Heere lyes an honest lawyer, wot you what, a thing for all the world to wonder at’.

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