Michaelstow (Cornish: Lannvighal) is a civil parish and village in north Cornwall, United Kingdom. The village is situated approximately three miles (5 km) south of Camelford. The population according to the census in 2011 was 233 persons and there are about 90 dwellings.
The civil parish of Michaelstow is in the deanery of Trigg Minor and Hundred of Lesnewth. It is named after ‘St Michael’s holy place’ and the parish church is dedicated to St Michael and All Angels. The River Camel runs along its eastern edge and the surrounding parishes are Lanteglos-by-Camelford to the north, St Breward to the east, St Tudy to the south and St Teath to the west. Helsbury Castle, an iron age hill fort, stands on Michaelstow Beacon half-a-mile north of the village.
The church is Anglican. The parish church is located in OS Grid Square SX0878. The holy well in the churchyard opposite the South Door points to the church being located on an ancient site of worship. The church is dedicated to St Michael and All Angels. It consists of a chancel, nave, and north and south aisles. The south arcade has four four-centred arches, supported on monolith granite pillars; the south arcade has five similar arches and opillars. There is a south porch and a north door. The tower is 56 feet in height; it consists of three stages, and is finished with battlements and pinnacles. There is a Methodist chapel at Treveighan, and there was an Association Methodist chapel at Leathern Bottle.
This website is set up primarily to serve the interests of the Michaelstow Parish Council in the dissemination of information to and from people in the Parish, the Parish Council and Cornwall County Council.
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