Truro Cemetery Chapel occupies a long
strip along the southern side of St Clement's Hill, with the
cemetery chapel lying opposite the St Clement's Parc junction.
There was originally a very small church burial ground for St
Mary's Parish Church in Truro. A new cemetery at the borough's
northern extremity was consecrated on 15 July 1780, and expanded
in 1805. That no longer exists, and the current municipal burial
ground was opened in the nineteenth century.
St Andrew's Church overlooks Malpas Road
and the harbour at the southern tip of the peninsula. Reverend
Moore, vicar of St Clement, built this small un-consecrated mission
church near Victoria Point in 1882. In 1894, his wife paid for a
wooden hut adjacent to the church for use as a reading room (it
still stands in 2017). The Malpas Village Hall Trust leased the site
from the diocese of Truro in 2013, and set up a brand new community
venue there called St Andrew's Hall.
St Clement's Church lies on the inside
of the road as it turns north from this small hamlet to head to
Tresillian. The building is Grade 1 Listed and was enlarged during
the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and then restored in
Victorian times. The pinnacle tower has pilasters and mouldings of
St Stephen granite. Built in three stages, the second stage is
dated 1326, during Edward II's reign. The tower carries a ring
of six bells, three of which are of medieval origin.
Tresillian Methodist Chapel is the first
of three church buildings in Tresillian. It lies on Fairfax Road,
visible from the northern side of the main A390 road immediately
prior to crossing Tresillian Bridge. This stone building is
characteristic of this part of Cornwall, and originally served as
Tresillian Wesleyan Chapel. Today, with the various divisions
of Methodism having reunited, it serves all the area's Methodists.
The building underwent significant refurbishment in 2009.
Holy Trinity Church comes next,
occupying a site immediately after crossing Tresillian Bridge,
on the eastern side of the road. This Gothic Revival church
was first built as a chapel-of-ease in 1878 thank to a growing
population overfilling the first chapel (possibly now the church
hall, below). It has since been rebuilt and the current structure
dates from 1904. Most of the fittings were all taken from the, by
then, virtually abandoned church of St Coan at nearby Merther.
Tresillian Church Hall is also on the
eastern side of Tresillian Bridge, next to Holy Trinity Church
itself (the track road on the right divides them). A chapel is
documented here in 1880, and there is also reference to a
Wesleyan chapel which may now be the Methodist chapel (see
above). The original chapel was too small so the current
chapel-of-ease was built (now Holy Trinity - see above). The
former chapel, the building shown here, is now the church hall.