Phillack Church Cemetery

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Phillack Church Cemetery

Location
Hayle, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
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Not to be confused with the nearby Ss Felicitas and Piala churchyard.

Phillack (Cornish: Eglosheyl) is a village (and formerly a parish) in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is about one mile northeast of Hayle and half-a-mile inland from St Ives Bay on Cornwall's Atlantic ocean coast. The village is separated from the sea by a range of high sand dunes known as The Towans.
Phillack has been in the civil parish of Hayle since 1935; before that it was a separate parish in its own right. Phillack parish was originally in Redruth Registration District but the village now comes under Camborne-Redruth Registration District.
There is some dispute over the origins of the name. In the 17th century, Phillack was believed to refer to the Irish Saint Felicitas who is said to have founded Phillack church in the 6th century. However, a 10th-century Vatican codex mentions a Saint Felec of Cornwall who is believed to have lived about the same time and may be the dedicatee of the parish church.

GPS Coordinates: 50.1963, -5.41201

  • Added: 20 Aug 2016
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