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St Eval church.
St Eval is a small village and civil parish in north Cornwallmarker, United Kingdommarker. The old village was acquired by compulsory purchase in 1938 and almost completely demolished in order to build an RAF Coastal Command Station, RAF St Evalmarker, leaving only the Norman church, the Vicarage, and a single farm called Trevisker. These buildings were effectively surrounded by RAF activity, and during World War II were taken over for RAF use, with the church tower used as an observation post and navigation mark.

St Eval church has been Incorporated into the combined benefice of St Mawganmarker, St Ervanmarker and St Eval.

Prehistoric settlement at Trevisker round

In 1955 and 1956 excavations were carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Works on the site currently occupied by Trevisker School and playground. The Excavation found evidence of a Bronze Age and Iron Age settlement. From the pottery found at Trevisker round at St. Eval it was possible to distinguish several stages of occupation. This was the first Bronze Age site of this kind in the UK. This type of Bronze Age pottery is known as Trevisker ware.

Notable parishioners

  • Nick Darke, playwright and journalist
  • George Hawke, pioneer emigrant to Australia. whose diary was published as a book called Road to Byng by Yvonne McBurney, (1982) ISBN 0908053 185


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