Curriculum Kernewek

Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2011

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Books for teachers:

Unity and Variety – A History of The Church in Devon and Cornwall, Nicholas Orme, University of Exeter Press, 1991

West Britons, Mark Stoyle, University of Exeter, 2002

The Western Rising 1549 The Prayer Book Rebellion, Philip Caraman, West Country books, 1991

Cornwall And The Cross – Christianity 500-1560, Nicholas Orme, Victoria County History, Philmore, 2007

Online: – provides information about Wesley and the history of Gwennap Pit. –provides context for the story of the Poundstock Gildhouse and the Prayer Book Uprising.


The Gildhouse, Poundstock, is a Church House built between the 15th and 16th centuries. Visit the Gildhouse to discover what a Church House is, why the Gildhouse fell into disuse so quickly after it was built, and how local people of Poundstock became involved in the events of the Prayer Book Uprising. The Gildhouse 'Experience Day' for Key Stage 2 pupils includes baking, brewing and cob-making activities. For bookings and further information contact Sandy Dingle via email: or call: 01288 361356.


Launceston Castle is where those who killed William Body, and later some of the surviving participants of the Prayer Book Uprising, were executed. To book a guided visit with English Heritage call: 0117 9750 700.

Use the Curriculum Kernewek Map to identify if there are sites relating to the Prayer Book Uprising near your school and visit with a class.