St Manaccus & St Dunstan

Madonna and Child Roof Boss and Wall Tablet – Photograph (PWDRO 116/61); 1948

A wall tablet beneath the boss states that it commemorates Jane Frances Deborah Eagar (died 1944). A faculty was raised for the roof boss and wall tablet in January 1948 (Warner, 2022). The Madonna and child are posed in a style depicted in a painting by Guercino used many times by V. Pinwill, notably on the pulpit at St Mary’s Abbotsbury, Devon.

Altar – Photograph (PWDRO 116/61); 1949

The altar consists of three panels, each bearing a symbol of Christ in gold and silver, with the inscription ‘Gloria In Excelsis Deo’ beneath. It was the gift of Colonel Charles Frederic Jerram RM and Mrs Sibyl Jerram in 1949 in memory of their son Lieutenant Anthony Patrick Jerram who was killed in France in 1944 aged 22 (Frances Impey, pers. comm.). The Jerram family also contributed financially to new altar rails, a sanctuary pavement and a prayer desk as part of the memorial (Dixon, 1968) but there is only evidence that the altar was made in the Pinwill workshop.

Roof Bosses (4) and Roof Angels (2) – Photograph (PWDRO 116/61); after 1951

These six items are grouped together in the nave roof just outside the sanctuary and appear to commemorate two people. One of the bosses bears the years ‘1913’ and ‘1943’ and the initials ‘DWD’, while another has the years ‘1886’ and ‘1951’ and the initials ‘MJD’. The bosses and angels augment earlier ones in the sanctuary roof, not carved by V. Pinwill.


Dixon, H. H. (1968) The Story of the Parish of Manaccan.

PWDRO 116/61 Photographs. Manaccan. Altar, panelling and memorial.

Warner, M. (2022) A Time to Build: Signposts to the Building, Restoration, Enhancement, and Maintenance of Cornwall’s Anglican Churches and Mission Rooms. Scyfa, Cornwall.