Morval, Cornwall

Historical Description

Morval, a parish, with a village, in Cornwall, on the Looe navigation, 2 miles N of East Looe, and 4 SSW of Menheniot station on the G.W.R, It has a post office under Liskeard; money order and telegraph office, Looe. Acreage, 3568; population, 622. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. The manor belonged formerly to the Glyns, the Coades, and Sir Hugh de Morville, one of the murderers of Thomas a Becket; and, with Morval House, belongs now to the Tremayne family. Morval House is ancient, and was the birthplace of Judge Buller. Polgover and Lydcott are ancient mansions converted into farmhouses. Tregarland Tor commands a fine view of the winding vale of Morval, backed in the distance by Bindon Hill, rising to an altitude of about 600 feet. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good, and contains monuments of the Mayows, the Coades, and others. There are an endowed school, almshouses, and a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


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Visitations Heraldic

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