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“Wallis's grave”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Barnoon Cemetery

Ranked #19 of 55 things to do in St Ives
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wallis's grave”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

btw - it's Barnoon cemetery. Alfred Wallis was a fisherman who took up painting in his 70s. His grave is covered with tiles made by Bernard Leach, decorated with a beautiful image of a lighthouse.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“stunning location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

absolutely a must to visit, stunning location with the sea as the background, Beautifull old gravestones, very interesting to wander around, wild primroses everywhere, and of course Alfred Walis's grave, which is a work of art for a truly great artist

Visited March 2013
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London
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“Lovely position”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

It was lovely to walk through this cemetery on the way up from Porthmeor beach to our hotel. The view, to begin with, is inncredible. But it's great to see the history of the town. The receptionist at our hotel told us that there's also a plague pit in here somewhere

Visited October 2012
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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“WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CHURCHYARD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

We never fail to be entranced by this lovely place. I know it sounds a bit macabre to extol the virtues of a cemetery, but this is one in a million! Set on a very steep slope, it has magnificent and uninterrupted views of Porthmeor Beach and the coast. The gravestones go back hundreds of years and the place has even been used as a film set for "Raise The Titanic" some of which was filmed in and around St Ives. Highly recommended for spending a relaxing hour or two.

Visited September 2012
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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“A place for quiet contemplation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

Plenty of history here, look at the well known and not so well know graves and absorb the history - must be one of the most idyllic locations for a graveyard, great views out to sea.

Visited October 2012
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