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Churches of the British Isles

Gallery: Churches of Cornwall

by Jo Lewis, 11 May 2024

Carrick (North & West) Part 12: Churches of Callestick to Shortlanesend

Callestick Veor Chapel, Callestick, Cornwall

The approximate site of the former (and lost) Callestick Veor Chapel can be found by heading a short way south-east from Penhallow via the A3075. The access lane today has Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm on the right-hand side, which is where Callestick Veor once stood, with the much later Wesleyan Methodist chapel opposite (see below). Magna Britannica records the existence of the chapel at Callestick Veor but nothing has been recorded on maps.

Callestick Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Callestick, Cornwall

Callestick Wesleyan Methodist Chapel sits opposite Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm in Callestick. Online sources state that that it was built as a Wesleyan chapel in 1899, but it can be seen on 1880 maps. It was part of the St Agnes Wesleyan circuit at first, becoming Callestick Methodist Church at the union in 1932. Despite accounts of it being demolished, it survives still, being used at least in part as a holiday home, with the burial ground still being maintained.

Callestick Rual Chapel, Callestick, Cornwall

The former Callestick Rual Chapel sat in the centre of Callestick village. It is recorded on old maps as an old chapel, one which was located on the southern side of the main lane, by the stream (to the left-hand side of this photo). Magna Britannica records a chapel here under the name given, while the Guide to Historical Place Names notes that Callestick was also known as Kelestock Ruall (published around 1950), further confirming the location of this now-lost chapel.

Allet United Free Methodist Chapel, Allet, Shortlanesend, Cornwall

Allet United Free Methodist Chapel lies to the south of the A30 and a little way west of Allet Common. The chapel is easily found on the northern side of the B3284, around three hundred metres west of the Allet Common junction. It was built in 1866 under its given guise, with the Sunday school next door being added much later, in 1961. Known as Allet United Methodist Church between 1907-1932, then it became Allet Methodist Church. It continues to be used.

Allet Mission Chapel, Allet, Shortlanesend, Cornwall

The former Allet Mission Chapel sits on the north side of the B3284, about three hundred metres north-west of Shortlanesend's Forge Way junction. Maps of 1908 show it as a mission chapel. Modern sales materials describe it as a mission chapel and Sunday school conversion (possibly St Faith's Mission Church). Methodists built the original Shortlanesend Chapel (and Sunday school) in 1818 at this end of the village. A mission church was built 'in the village' in 1884.

Shortlanesend Methodist Church, Shortlanesend, Cornwall

Shortlanesend Methodist Church sits at the north-western corner of the junction between the B3284 and School Hill in Shortlanesend. The original Wesleyan chapel, opposite, was sold in 1996 (see 'related links') and is now private accommodation. The present building, then a new-build named 'Prospect House', was purchased in December 1995 as a new, modern home for the church. It had previously been occupied by the Wesleyan Assurance Company.

All photos on this page by Jo Lewis.



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