|Lanivet is a village quite near to Wadebridge
and Bodmin and also to
Bodmin Moor. The Cornish name is similar to the English name being
Lanneves. There is a hogback grave in the Churchyard from
Viking days. The churchyard also contains two stone crosses.
Near to the church is what is left of a Benedictine Monastery
called St Benet's . In the sixth century AD the hermit St
Congar of Congresbury may have been in the parish. |
The famous novelist Thomas
Hardy visited Lanivet in 1872 and wrote a poem which was
called Near Lanivet.
So the village has a bit of history associated with it.