St Lawrence's chapel, a chantry built under Edward I., was bought by the townsfolk at the Reformation.
Apparently he spent a lot of time on the back of a horse, riding his range in all kinds of weather - a fact that prompted more than one comment by townsfolk that he had wasted a good college education.
In many parts the peasants and townsfolk, enraged by the licence of the French, hung on his flank and rear.
Peasants and townsfolk, and combined with hatred of the English to develop national sentiment.
Formerly, when floods resulted from this obstruction, the townsfolk of Helston acquired the right of clearing a passage through it by presenting leathern purses containing three halfpence to the lord of the manor.