in south east Cornwall
is a small ancient market town. The centre of the town is a conservation
area and this has preserved some of the architecture. Kit Hill overlooks
the town. Callington is situated a short distance from the Tamar
Valley and Bodmin Moor both Area's of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Throughout the town there are several murals painted on walls
by professional artists, college students and school children,
which depict many aspects of life in the town both past and present.
St. Mary's Church
In the centre of the town is this 15th century church, the sundial
is 18th century, the tower 15th century in three stages has six
bells, the font is Norman. Renovation was carried out in the mid
Situated one mile east of Callington, the well house is managed
by Cornwall Heritage Trust. Built of granite in the 16th century
it stands over a local spring thought to have healing properties.
Events in Callington:
Annual one day event held on the 1st Wednesday in October, street
stalls, fun fair, cream teas, street entertainers and music. Callington
Lions Club organise the fair and money raised is used for Lions
Callington Festival Week and Carnival
Annual event held in July, on carnival day there are approx. 20
floats, and many people parading through the streets. Other events
going on thoughout the week.
Places to visit:
Kit Hill Country Park
400 acre Country Park at the highest point in the Tamar Valley.
Views over the valley and across to Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.
Network of walking paths. Rich in archaeology with a Neolithic
long barrow (approx. 3000BC), mining remains, including the Kit
Hill ornate summit chimney stack.. Managed by Cornwall County
Villages near Callington:
Calstock in the south east of Cornwall is a large village situated
on the River Tamar, it is within the Tamar Valley which is an
Area of Outstanding Beauty.
St. Andrews Church
Listed as a Grade 1 building in 1968. The centre aisle is 14th
century, the south aisle is 15th century, there is a medieval
wall-painting in the north aisle.
Cotehele House and Gardens
Tudor house with tapestries, arms, armour, pewter, brass and oak
furniture. The gardens have formal planted terraces, Valley Garden,
dovecote and medieval stewpond, two orchards with apples and cherries.
Shamrock is a restored Tamar sailing barge and can be found at
Cotehele Quay, the history of the Tamar Valley is at the Discovery
Working mill, a reminder of the past when corn was ground for
local use. Outbuildings, furniture maker, potter, blacksmith,
saddler and wheelwright workshops.
Is a large village in east Cornwall in the Tamar Valley which
is an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
Annual event held on the first Wednesday preceding the first Saturday
in August. Events include art, needlework and local history exhibitions,
competitions and musical entertainment, there are a variety of
events held in local public houses in the evenings.