Parish Church of St Materiana - Tintagel
photo April 2006 - David Jenkins
The Anglican Church of St Materiana in Tintagel stands
on the cliffs between Trevena and Tintagel Castle - it is listed Grade
I. The main structure of the church is believed to have been constructed
in Norman times (lower late medieval), with some remnants of an earlier
Saxon structure. The tower may be 13th or 15th century in date.
was a 5th century Welsh saint and princess, who is patron of two churches
in Cornwall and one in Wales. Saint Materiana, was the eldest daughter
of King Vortimer. After her father's death, she ruled over Gwent, with
her husband Prince Ynyr.