Uny Lelant, Cornwall

Historical Description

Uny Lelant, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands at the head of St Ives Bay, with a station on the G.W.R., and has a post office, designated Lelant, Cornwall, and a fair on 15 Aug. The parish comprises 3524 acres; population of the civil parish, 1439; of the ecclesiastical, 1802. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Drift sand covers much of the surface towards the sea, and is alleged to have overwhelmed the castle of Theodorick, a king of Cornwall. The West Cornwall golf links are very good. Trecroben Hill has an altitude of 550 feet, and affords good specimens of schorl rock and schorlaceous granite. The living is a vicarage, united with Towednack, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £215 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Truro. The church is an ancient building of stone, with remains of Norman work, but rebuilt in 1424, all but one Norman arcade being of Perpendicular architecture. It was carefully restored in 1873, and contains memorials to the Praed family and others. In the churchyard stands a massive cross with a carved head. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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

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