Lanteglos by Fowey  Cornwall


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

LANTEGLOS-BY-FOWEY, a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall; on the coast, at the mouth of the river Fowey, 1½ mile E of Fowey town, and 5 ESE of Par r. station. It contains the village of Polruan, which has a post-office under Par station; and contains also the hamlets of Bodinnock and Highway. ...

Acres, 3,320; of which 125 are water. Real property, £5,120. Pop., 1,271. Houses, 296. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Fitzwilliams, the Mohuns, and the Pitts; and belongs now to the Hon. G. M. Fortescue. Hall, formerly the residence of the Mohun family, was garrisoned by the Parliamentarians against Charles I. Two castles stood formerly near the month of the Fowey, and were connected with a chain suspended across the river, to repel hostile vessels in time of war; and remains of one of the castles still exist. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £226. * Patrons, the Executors of the late T. Robins, Esq. The church is ancient, but good; has a tower; and contains monuments of the Mohuns. Ruins of an ancient chapel are on the hill behind Polruan, and serve as a landmark to mariners. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, and two national schools.

Lanteglos by Fowey through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lanteglos by Fowey, in Caradon and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th November 2021

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