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The present church building probably dates from the 15th century as the granite pillars and arches on either side of the nave and the Tower date back to the 1450s but it is thought that the site was used for worship prior to this time. Indeed the granite cross which stands outside the south door is thought to have been carved in the 13th century.

The architectural style of the church provides a very strong link with the church of St Petroc in Bodmin, which also dates from the 15th century, and indicates probable links with the Augustinian priory in Bodmin. Following the Reformation the church appears to have been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair until Sir Richard Robartes bought the estate in 1620 and set about making repairs and refurbishment. To demonstrate his loyalty to the Crown he erected a large plaster panel, dated 1624, showing the Arms of King James I. This can be seen on the wall in the North aisle. Although Royal Arms are common in churches very few from the reign of James I have survived.