Constantine

Picture of Constatnine Church

Constantine

Constantine church stands in the centre of the village and the parish, at the top of a ridge where it commands a view to the south to the creeks of the Helford River.  It has a chancel, a nave, two aisles and an additional north aisle, perhaps originally a chantry chapel, known as the Bosahan aisle. 

The present church dates from the 15th century, except for the chancel which was rebuilt in the 19th century. There are a few fragments of an earlier Norman building to be found.

The church contains many interesting features: for example, traces in the Bosahan aisle of a late medieval wall painting; fragments of a wooden rood screen; a fine Elizabethan chest, a brass monument, also Elizabethan, to Richard Geyrveys and his wife Jane, nee Trefusis, some plate, and a new window in the Lady Chapel.