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|Description ||A view of the lovely old 'Celtic' cross in St Nonna's churchyard at Altarnun (altar of St Non, or Nonna) near Bodmin Moor. (Also known as 'the cathedral of the moor'). In the church leaflet we read: "By the church gate is to be found a very fine celtic cross. As well as being a thing of beauty it is also a great age, probably dating back to the 6th century, the time of St Nonna herself. For one thousand four hundred years, as this cross has stood, people have worshipped God in the churches built on this holy ground."
Another paragraph tell us: "She was the mother of St David, and left her native Wales around the year 527. The holy well of St Non is to be found not far from St David's Cathedral. She is also patron of this parish, Pelynt, near Looe, and of Dirinon in Brittany. This shows her to be one of the many celtic missionaries who, coming from Ireland and Wales, passed through Cornwall on their way to Europe in the 6th and 7th centuries.
Of St Nonna's building nothing remains...."
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