St Petroc's Church, Little Petherick
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St Petroc's Church, Little Petherick

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The church, originally 14th century was heavily restored in the Gothic Revival style by Sir Ninian Comper in about 1908 when the high altar, reredos and rood screen with loft were added. The royal coat of arms dates from 1741.

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