Coming off the moors towards St Breward. The village is named after the Cornish saint St. Branwalader in its latinised form. Branwalader itself means Raven Lord from a mix of Welsh and Cornish words. It is possible that Branwalader
was martyred at St Breward. Branwalader was associated with St Samson (which is the dedication for the church at Golant).
The village has also be called Simonsward during its history.
Inside the Culbone Church. The height of the nave suggests that it may be of Saxon origin. The existing walls are probably from
the late 12th century. The name Culbone is derived from Kil Beun, Church of St Beuno. St Beuno (pronounced Bayno) was a Welsh saint who rescued St Winifred from King Caradog.