St Keverne is a coastal village on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, in the Helford area. The hub of the village is a central square containing a number of shops, two pubs and some cottages and the nearby church of St Akeveranus.
The 15th century church is an impressive building with a distinctive tower with an octagonal spire. It is thought that the spire was added as a landmark for sailors to help them avoid the dangerous Manacles Reef, which lie a mile off shore. The reef is a square mile of barely submerged rocks and over the years has claimed an enormous number of boats and lives.
The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 started in St Keverne. The rebellion was against the raising of war taxes by King Henry VII on the impoverished Cornish tin miners. The leader of the rebellion Michael An Gof was a blacksmith from St Keverne and is commemorated by a statue in the village.