The Royal Coat of Arms

To the right of the door in the north wall is the Royal Coat of Arms of King Charles I, a fine example of 17th century work in wood and plaster in bas relief.  These Coats of Arms were often placed in Churches from the time of the Reformation as a symbol of the position of the monarch as Governor of the Church of England and also to show loyalty to the Crown.  Cornwall was Royalist in the Civil War and many Cornish churches proclaimed their loyalty to the King in the form of a grand coat of Arms often painted on a piece of wood.  This splendid example was re-painted and guilder in 2002.

The Royal Coat of Arms