Skip to main content
verified_user 
All orders are protected by
our Pixel Perfect Guarantee
local_shipping 
Fast, Safe Shipping
and Easy Returns
Home > Places > St Ives

Photographic Print of Knill ceremony, Knills Monument, St Ives, Cornwall. 25th July 1981

Knill ceremony, Knills Monument, St Ives, Cornwall. 25th July 1981
Knill ceremony, Knills Monument, St Ives, Cornwall. 25th July 1981
The Mayor at the Knill ceremony with spectators in the foreground. John Knill was born in Callington on 1st January 1733 and worked as a collector of Customs in St Ives between 1762 and 1782, where he also became mayor in 1767. He was regarded as being slightly eccentric. In that same year, 1767, he decided to build a 50 foot, three sided, pyramid style granite structure on Worvas Hill just to the south of St Ives, to be known as Knill's Steeple. It was erected as his intended burial place.

Choose Your Product

£9.49

check
Made in UK
check
Pixel Perfect Reproduction
check
Made with high-grade materials
check
Carefully packed to aid safe arrival
check
Shipping from only £2.99
info Info
style Choices
rate_review Reviews
local_shipping Shipping
verified_user Pixel Perfect

Photographic Print of Knill ceremony, Knills Monument, St Ives, Cornwall. 25th July 1981

The Mayor at the Knill ceremony with spectators in the foreground. John Knill was born in Callington on 1st January 1733 and worked as a collector of Customs in St Ives between 1762 and 1782, where he also became mayor in 1767. He was regarded as being slightly eccentric. In that same year, 1767, he decided to build a 50 foot, three sided, pyramid style granite structure on Worvas Hill just to the south of St Ives, to be known as Knill's Steeple. It was erected as his intended burial place. The monument bears on one side the painted coat of arms of Knill, with the Latin "Resurgam" (I shall arise) and, in English, "I know that my redeemer liveth". He left detailed instructions in his will for ceremonies to be carried out in his memory every five years on St James Day, July 25th, at the Steeple. This included dancing for fifteen minutes to the tune of "All people that on earth due dwell" by ten young girls under the age of 10, dressed in white and who traditionally have to be daughters of either fishermen, tinners or seamen. They are accompanied by two widows, the Mayor, the Customs Officer and a Master of Ceremonies. In his will, Knill left money for the upkeep of the monument and for celebrations to take place. The first ceremony, in which Knill participated, took place in 1801. He died in his chambers on 29th July 1811 in Gray's Inn Square London and is buried in St Andrew's Church, Holborn. Photographer: Charles Woolf

© RIC, photographer Charles Woolf

Media ID 14753181

Customs

Cornish Crowd Joyce Greenham Tradition

10"x8" (25x20cm) Print

Our Photo Prints are printed on sturdy Archival Quality Paper for vivid reproduction and are perfect for framing

check
Pixel Perfect Guarantee
check
Made with high-grade materials
check
Uncropped Image 20.3 x 20.5cm (est)
check
Professional quality finish
check
Product Size 20.3 x 25.4cm (est)

Watermarking does not appear on finished products

Printed on archival quality paper for unrivalled stable artwork permanence and brilliant colour reproduction with accurate colour rendition and smooth tones. Printed on professional 234gsm Fujifilm Crystal Archive DP II paper. 10x8 for landscape images, 8x10 for portrait images. Size refers to paper used in inches.

Product Code dmcs_14753181_676_0

Photographic Print, Poster Print, Framed Print, Greetings Cards, Jigsaw Puzzle, Photo Mug, Canvas Print, Mounted Photo, Framed Print, Tote Bag, Cushion, Postcards, Premium Framing, Metal Print, Fine Art Print, Glass Frame, Acrylic Blox, Mouse Mat, Glass Place Mats,

TRURI : IVSkn.16a

Full Art Print Range

Our standard Photo Prints (ideal for framing) are sent same or next working day, with most other items shipped a few days later.

Photographic Print (£4.99 - £149.99)
Our Photo Prints are printed on sturdy Archival Quality Paper for vivid reproduction and are perfect for framing.

Poster Print (£10.99 - £59.99)
Archival quality poster paper, ideal for printing larger pictures

Framed Print (£44.99 - £229.99)
Our contemporary Framed Prints are professionally made and ready to hang on your wall

Greetings Cards (£5.97 - £11.99)
Greetings Cards suitable for Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Thank You and much more

Jigsaw Puzzle (£27.99 - £37.99)
Jigsaw Puzzles are an ideal gift for any occasion

Photo Mug (£9.99)
Enjoy your favourite drink from a mug decorated with an image you love. Sentimental and practical, personalised photo mugs make perfect gifts for loved ones, friends or work colleagues

Canvas Print (£29.99 - £189.99)
Professionally made, ready to hang Canvas Prints are a great way to add colour, depth and texture to any space.

Mounted Photo (£12.99 - £129.99)
Photo prints supplied in custom cut card mount ready for framing

Framed Print (£44.99 - £249.99)
Our original range of UK Framed Prints featuring a bevelled edge

Tote Bag (£29.95)
Our tote bags are made from soft durable fabric and include a strap for easy carrying.

Cushion (£24.99 - £44.99)
Accessorise your space with decorative, soft cushions

Postcards (£11.99)
Postcards

Premium Framing (£89.99 - £289.99)
Our superior Premium Framed Prints are professionally made and ready to hang on your wall

Metal Print (£159.00)
Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, metal prints bring images to life and add a modern touch to any space

Fine Art Print (£29.99 - £399.99)
The next best thing to owning the original artwork, with a soft textured natural surface, our fine art reproduction prints meet the standard of most critical museum curators.

Glass Frame (£22.99 - £69.00)
Tempered Glass Mounts are ideal for wall display, plus the smaller sizes can also be used free-standing via an integral stand.

Acrylic Blox (£29.99 - £49.99)
Streamlined, one sided modern and attractive table top print

Mouse Mat (£13.99)
Archive quality photographic print in a durable wipe clean mouse mat with non slip backing. Works with all computer mice.

Glass Place Mats (£49.99)
Set of 4 Glass Place Mats. Elegant polished safety glass and heat resistant. Matching Coasters are also available