St James' Church, Luffincott, Devon
- What's nearby
A church on a hill above a wooded valley
Set on a hillcrest above the lovely wooded Tamar valley, at the end of a long lane with only a farm nearby, this little church is unassuming, but most appealing.
It is mostly Medieval but the low tower was rebuilt in 1791 and there are delightful domestic Georgian sash windows on the north side. It has a barrel roof, continuous over nave and chancel, a simple fourteenth-century granite font and a fine group of slate headstones in the pretty churchyard.
A simple church in a picturesque setting
A church built by prisoners of war on Dartmoor
A tiny rural gem
Down remote lane to Luffincott Barton Farm, then level access through two gates across grass to gravel path in churchyard, leading to level south porch with a slate slab floor and level access to the nave. There are three farm dogs who are friendly.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
7 miles north of Launceston, off A388
Nearest railway station: Gunnislake (15.7 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Cornwall, Devon & Dorset County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Cornwall, Devon & Dorset. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
- Community information