Parish Church of:
Lanteglos by Fowey
The church of St Lanty, dedicated,, temp. Edw I. to St. Wylley or St. Wyllow (vid. Assize Rolls), is an ancient monument of stone, chiefly in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower of Perpendicular date, containing 6 bells; in the south aisle, beneath a recessed canopied arch, is a low altar-tomb, the upper slab of which bears fine memorial brasses to Thomas de Mohun, ob. 14--, and his immediate ancestors; these include an effigy of himself in plate armour, shields of arms of the Mohun and Fitz-William families and one unidentified, and a marginal inscription, now imperfect; below the feet of the effigy, which rests on a lion, is the legend: - "Perbideant euneti sic transit gloria mundi: " in the south wall , where they were place din 1872, at the expense of the Coode family, are brasses to John Mohun esq. and Anne (Code), his wife, both of whom died September 8th, 1508, of sweating sickness, within 24
hours of each other; there are effigies of both, with inscription below, figures of 9 children and an impaled and quartered shield; the church also contains some other monuments, and is seated with benches, the ends of most of which are exquisitely carved: there are 300 sittings: in the churchyard , near the south porch, stands an ancient cross, discovered about 1840 in a trench encircling the church wall; it consists of a hexagonal shaft, carved on several sides and about 8 feet high, surmounted by an oblong rectangular head, with niches enclosing sculptures of the Crucifixion, the Virgin and Child, St Peter and St Paul. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1661; marriages and burials, 1678.