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Rear view of St Carantec Church Village Centre, with Shop in background
The following information has been taken from Dr Stephen's scholarly "Material for a History of the Church and Parish of S. Crantock". and " The Saints of Cornwall, by Gilbert H. Doble".
Trégarantec is a village, a few kilometres to the Southeast of Lesneven. The patron Saint of the parish is S. Tréarnec or Arnec. It possesses a reliquary, of the date 1583, on which are the words Sancte Ternoce, ora pro nobis, and this fact has given rise to a legend that the original name of Trégarantec was Treff - Illy because the inhabitants charitably received the people of Plouider, who were infected by the plague and had been abandoned by their neighbours.
A place called tref Karantus is mentioned in a charter by which Count Hoel in 1069 gave to the monastery of Holy Cross at Quimperlé Logamand, a dependence of the parish of La Forest- Fouensant, near Concarneau.
Abbé Perrott, rector of Scriganac, says that there is a heath in the parish of Plougerneau in Léon called Lannig ar C'haradec, and a farm close by called Llangrannog. Close by is a chapel, now dedicated to S. Claud, with a statue representing a bishop with a child at his feet.