Church Tower & Roof Repair
The small granite moorland church of St Bartholomew’s C13th (Grade II*) at Warleggan needed repairs to the lead roof and the repointing of the tower to make it watertight.
Thanks to everyone for their support – work on the tower began in September 2017 – it’s not too late to contribute to the repair fund. During the work, the church remains open, but the path skirting the tower will be closed, so access to the new churchyard will be from the carpark field.
Latest update (March 2018):
ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH
Following approximately 16 or so weeks of intensive work on the tower it is now being revealed hourly as the scaffolding is being removed. The main contractors, Heritage Cornwall, have done a superb job over this period, (as the several people who climbed up the scaffolding on the public viewing day can testify), in some of the wettest, coldest and windy weather that only Bodmin Moor can experience! Their workforce has been there every working day battling the elements. The Parochial Church Council would like to thank them for their dedication and also Viridor Credits for the main grant and the Beatrice Laing Trust, Garfield Weston Trust and National & Cornwall Historic Churches Trust for smaller grants.
We welcome visitors and the church is open as normal – access through the south porch. HOWEVER, in the interest of public safety if you are just visiting the new church yard, PLEASE PARK IN THE CHURCH FIELD CAR PARK (turn left at the bottom of the lane and follow the road through the village; the gate to the car park is on your left just prior to exiting the village) AND ACCESS THE CHURCH YARD FROM THE GATE IN THE CHURCH YARD WALL – DURING WORKING HOURS THERE WILL BE NO GENERAL PUBLIC ACCESS ALONG THE PATH PASS THE CHURCH TOWER.
Thank you—Pat & Gill (Churchwardens, St Bartholomew’s)