Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MARTIN (ST.)

MARTIN (ST.), a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall; on Looe bay and the river Looe, 4½ miles SSW of Menheniot r. station, and 6½ S by E of Liskeard. It contains the town of East Looe; and its Post town is Looe, under Liskeard. Acres, 3,199; of which 130 are water. Real property, exclnsive of East Looe, £2,802; inc. of East Looe, £4,622. Pop., exc. of East Looe, 343. H ouses, 71. Pop., inc. of East Looe, 1,497. Houses, 276. The manor was known, at Domesday, as Lant Martin; and it took its name from St. Martin du Tours. A bout 250 acres are under wood. The coast is noticed in the articles on East Looe and West Looe. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £481.* Patron, alternately the Dowagcr Countess of Sandwich and the Duke of Cleveland. The church stands on high ground above East Looe, and is ancient but good. I,he town of East Looe, jointly with that of West Looe, forms a selparate benefice. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £4.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: St Martin CP/AP       Liskeard PLU/RegD       Cornwall AncC
Place names: LANT MARTIN     |     MARTIN ST     |     ST MARTIN
Place: St Martin

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