TIMBER CONSERVATION

St Morwenna, Morwenstow, Cornwall: Figurehead
  • 9a. St Morwenna, Morwenstow, Cornwall: figurehead
St Morwenna, Morwenstow, Cornwall: Figurehead 2018-02-08T10:09:24+00:00

Project Description

St Morwenna, Morwenstow, Cornwall: figurehead

Probably the last figurehead surviving in a Cornish churchyard as a grave marker for those drowned when the brig Caledonia was wrecked within a short distance of the church. Pictured below, the very decayed figurehead was carefully conserved and placed in the church with a replica in GRP reinstated above the grave in the churchyard. Note the unfortunate remodelling of the face when last restored.

9b. St Morwenna, Morwenstow, Cornwall: figurehead