Lanlivery  Cornwall


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lanlivery like this:

LANLIVERY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Bodmin district, Cornwall. The village stands on an affluent of the river Fowey, 1¾ mile WSW of Lostwithiel r. station, and 6 S by E of Bodmin.—The parish comprises 6,790 acres. Post-town, Lostwithiel. Real property, £8,026; of which £574 are in mines, and £75 in railways. ...

Pop., 1,657. Houses, 348. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall. Restormel Castle here crowns a hill, overlooking the wooded valley of the Fowey; was originally a palace of the Norman Earls of Cornwall; stood unroofed and much defaced in the time of Henry VIII.; was, nevertheless, garrisoned by the parliamentarians against Charles I., and taken by the royalists in 1644; and is now a circular ivy-mantled ruin, with a gate-house on the W, a projecting tower on the ENE, and an encompassing deep moat. Restormel House, at the foot of the hill, belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall, but is the residence of C. B. Sawle, Esq. Restormel mine is worked for iron; and was entered by Queen Victoria, when she visited Cornwall. Granite is largely quarried. The railway from the end of the Pier canal to Roche, a distance of 7 miles, crosses the Rock's Mill valley, within the parish, on a viaduct of ten arches, about 95 feet high. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £228.* Patron, N. Kendall, Esq. The church is ancient; has a fine pinnacled tower; and was recently in bad condition. There are two Wesleyan chapels, a free school, and charities £14. —The sub-district contains three other parishes. Acres, 18,391. Pop., 5,118. Houses, 1,089.

Lanlivery through time

Lanlivery is now part of Restormel district. Click here for graphs and data of how Restormel has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lanlivery itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lanlivery, in Restormel and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 04th July 2022

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