Luxulyan  Cornwall


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

LUXULION, or LUXULYAN, a village and a parish in Bodmin district, Cornwall. The village stands 4 miles WSW of Lostwithiel r. station, and 6 S by W of Bo dmin; and has a post office under Bodmin, and fairs on 2 July and 7 Oct. The parish comprises 5,354 acres. Real property, £3,945; of which £47 are in mines. ...

Pop. in 1851,1,439; in 1861,1,329. Houses, 275. The decrease of pop. arose partly from decline in the working of granite and stream-tin. The property is divided among a few. Prideaux is the seat of SirRashleigh, Bart.; occupies the site of a castle, said to have been built before the Norman conquest; and is itself an ancient quadrangular edifice, with stairs of granite. Prideaux Warren, on a height adjoining the mansion, is the vestige of an ancient earthwork. Granite quarries have long been worked; and a branch railway goes from them to a line of mineral railway, running to the coast. The granite is of a very beautiful kind; furnished the material for the lighthouse and beacon on Plymouth breakwater; and furnished also the block of 70 tons out of which the sarcophagus of the Duke of Wellington was formed. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £230. * Patron, SirRashleigh, Bart. The church is ancient but good; has a tower; and was the depository of the stannary records during the civil war. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Bible Christians, and a national school.

Luxulyan through time

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

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


Date accessed: 04th July 2022

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