The site of the lost Tregellas Old Chapel
is in the hamlet of the same name, midway between Grampound and
Grampound Road. It is one of Cornwall's 'lost chapels' of Probus.
A wayside cross was found at Chapel Field, Tregellas, 5.5 km north-east of Holy Trinity
Church, Tresillian Bridge. Possibly a route marker for the chapel, in 1863
it was moved to the Tresillian mission church. In 1904 this was
replaced by Holy Trinity, and the cross was re-erected to the west
of the church.
St Crida, Creed, lies on the western side
of Creed Lane, a short way to the
immediate south of Grampound. The church was founded by the Normans but in its existing
form it is more or less a fifteenth century construct. The tower which already
existed in 1447 was rebuilt in 1734. St Crida is
said to have been the daughter of King Mark of Cornubia. According to
legend she founded a community of Celtic Christian nuns on the
Between 1869-1906 the church was unused.
On the return north to Grampound, Grampound Bible Christian Chapel
is on the left-hand side, directly opposite Old Tannery Lane. The
chapel was built in 1881 to replace a former thatched
chapel on the same site. Documents of registration exist from 1898.
The chapel became Grampound East United Methodist Church (1907-1932),
then Grampound East Methodist Church. It closed and then was sold in
1982. It was converted into
a private dwelling around 1990.
The former Grampound Congregational Chapel
lies tucked back from Fore Street in Grampound,
about sixty metres west of Creed Lane and almost opposite the
Wesleyan chapel (below), the chapel building has either been demolished or
is impossible to distinguish as a chapel, and
access is now restricted. Local history has it being built in
1784 by the disciples of Samuel Walker. It may also be the Independent and Baptist Chapel
of the the 1820s which closed in the
Another twenty metres or so west along Fore
Street from the Congregational chapel (above), was Grampound Wesleyan Methodist Chapel,
sitting down a narrow passage to the south of
Fore Street. Built in 1825 it became Grampound West Methodist Chapel in 1932.
The Sunday School was built in 1875-1885.
The chapel was sold in 1970 and, after several failed planning
applications, was demolished. The present private dwelling is the
St Nun's Chapel sits at the north-east
corner between Fore Street and Pepo Lane in Grampound. It replaced
the old chapel at Trevillick in 1370 as a chapel-of-ease to St Crida
(above). The name of St Naunter was gradually corrupted to St Nun. By 1821 the chapel was in ruins, the site was
cleared, and for almost seventy years it was used as a pound for sheep and
cattle on market days. In 1869 the church of St Nun was
rebuilt and remains in use today.