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