St Mary's Church spire moved back to Truro Cathedral
Truro has a new landmark in the top portion of the spire from the old St Mary's Church. The original church was commissioned by Truro Borough Council in 1765. Now 250 years on the top of the spire is back home in the grounds of Truro Cathedral after a century of 'exile' at Kenwyn Church Road where it has sat in the garden of Diocesan House.
When the Diocese sold its offices last year it became necessary to move the listed spire. With the support of St Mary's Parochial Church Council, Truro Old Cornwall Society and Truro Civic Society, CORMAC have moved this ancient emblem back to near its original location.
Bert Biscoe, Chair of Truro Civic Society and President of Truro Old Cornwall Society said: 'The spire was probably made in the 16th century, when St Mary's was rebuilt. It's good to see it returned to where it belongs and we hope it will become a meeting place and historic item of interest to everybody'.