The parish is listed as under the patronage of the Bishop Of Exeter

1084-86   Tax rolls from 1084-86, held at Exeter Cathedral, list this parish, St Gwinear,

                 or St Winnier, as under the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter, who had

                 endowed the living.

1086       The Norman Domesday survey lists this parish as being under the jurisdiction of

                  Lewellian of Gwithian. It refers to Roseworthy Manor as Redori [George’s ford.]

 

  The Norman Grotesques: Mounted into the west

   side of the tower are two Norman grotesques,

   carved heads representing sadness and joy.

 

 

On the porch pillars two feet from the ground

are inserted Norman beak head carvings.   

 

The Font

The base of this font has Norman decoration.  The font is situated just

inside the church entrance because baptism is the

Rite of Passage into the church family.

The upper part of this font dates from 1737.