Medieval Barrow Push

Medieval Barrow push

In the beginning, there was only a faraway churchyard. The road to St. Sampson’s was onerous to carry the weight of the dearly departed. “What say ye we have a church and a yarde of our own?” said the burghers of Callington in 1371. In time, the parishioners of St. Sampson’s, the Lord of the Manor, the Prior of the Abbey of St. Germans, and the Pope in Rome himself all agreed…it was a long walk. So, in 1438, St. Mary’s became its own daughter church to St. Sampson’s and Callington Parish was created from South Hill. Now we walk this Medieval route from Callington to St. Sampson’s in celebration!

Dignitaries start outside St Mary’s Church, Callington. 1pm.  Teams of Barrow pushers assemble at Beech Auctions, South Hill Road 1.30 for 2pm start. Procession walks to St Sampson’s Church, South Hill, where there will be food, beer tent, stalls and games.  Get your teams of barrow pushers together – up to six people. Families, organisations, businesses, young and old.  Grand prize and trophy for best decorated barrow and team. Runner up and other prizes will be awarded.

Please return entry forms to Jeremy Gist Insurance Callington, The Swingle Tree Kelly Bray, Stoke Climsland Post Office or e mail to

Galvanise your sporting champions!


30 Jul 2022


1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


St Sampson's Church
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