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St Keverne ( ) is a village and civil parish in Cornwallmarker, United Kingdommarker, on the Lizard Peninsulamarker. The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 started there. The leader of the rebellion Michael An Gof (the "smith" in Cornish) was a blacksmith from St Keverne and is commemorated by a statue in the village. An Gof before his execution is recorded to have said that he should have "a name perpetual and a fame permanent and immortal". In 1997 a 500th anniversary march celebrating the An Gof uprising, (Keskerdh Kernow 500) was held, which retraced the route of the original march from St Keverne, via Guildfordmarker to London. The tenor, Charles Incledon was also born in St Keverne.

Parish Church of St Akeveranus

St Keverne was in the Middle Ages the site of an important monastery. The church is dedicated to St Akeveranus though for a considerable period this was corrupted to Kieran. The church is very large for a village church and in its present form is 15th century: however parts of the stonework appear to have been reused from a previous church building. The tower is topped by a spire (unusual in Cornwall) and features of interest include the bench ends and a mural painting.

See also


  1. Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford; pp. 117-118
  2. Doble, G. H. (1962) The Saints of Cornwall: part 2. Truro: Dean and Chapter; pp. 54-58

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