Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MORVAL

MORVAL, a parish, with a village, in Liskeard district, Cornwall; on the Looe navigation, 2 miles N of East Looe, and 3½ SSW of Menheniot r. station. Posttown, Looe. Acres, 3,562. Real property, £3,595. Pop., 765. Houses, 146. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Glyns, the Coades, and Sir Hugh de Morville, one of the murderers of Thomas à Becket; and, with Morval House, belongs now to John F. Buller, Esq. Morval House is ancient, and was the birthplace of Judge Buller. Polgover and Lydcott are ancient mansions, converted into farmhouses. Tregarlin-Tor commands a fine view of the winding vale of Morval, backed in the distance by Bindon hill, rising to an altitude of about 900 feet. Limestone is quarried and exported. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Valne, £333. * Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good, and contains monuments of the Mayows, the Coades, and others. There are an endowed school and alms houses, with jointly about £23 a year.


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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish, with a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Morval CP/AP       Liskeard PLU/RegD       Cornwall AncC
Place: Morval

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