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Billy Bray's 'Three Eyes' Kerley Downs Chapel, Baldhu

Sole remaining example of three chapels established by Billy Bray (1794–1868); a Cornish tin miner and for 43 years a renowned local preacher in the ‘Bible Christian’ Methodist denomination. The chapel had three prominent ‘eyes’ or windows when it was erected in 1836.

Now maintained as a memorial to Billy Bray, with several services held throughout the year (see website for details). The chapel contains pictures, information and memorabilia of The King’s Son (Bray’s ‘title’ adopted for FW Bourne’s biography, first published in 1871).

Tel: 01872 223755

Also nearby
Billy Bray's memorial and grave can be found in the churchyard to the south end of Baldhu Anglican church (now closed and converted into residential accommodation). Access permitted until 4pm.
Gwennap Pit 4 miles away.


Cornwall TR4 8LA

May–mid-October: Daily 10am–5.30pm

Tel: 01872 864236 /863822

Getting there [SW762438]
Car: 1 mile from the village of Chacewater. From Chacewater centre, go up Kerley Hill and continue across the 'staggered' crossroads.Continue a short distance until the next junction and the little chapel is some 50 yards after the junction on the right hand side of the road. No bus service to the chapel.

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