Egloskerry (St. Corantinus)

EGLOSKERRY (St. Corantinus), a parish, in the union of Launceston, N. division of the hundred of East, E. division of Cornwall, 3¾ miles (W. N. W.) from Launceston; containing 552 inhabitants. This parish was for many years the property of the Sheccot family, of whom Paul Sheccot, privy councillor of Charles I., resided in the manor-house of Penheal, in the ample stables of which he kept a troop of horse for the service of his royal master. The ancient mansion is still remaining, and has been restored by its present proprietor, the Rev. H. A. Simcoe. The parish comprises 2826 acres, of which 500 are waste land or common. Stone of good quality for building is quarried extensively, and there are some mines of manganese. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Tremayne annexed; patron, incumbent, and impropriator, the Rev. H. A. Simcoe: the tithes have been commuted for £180. The church is an ancient structure, and has a fine Norman arch at the entrance. There is a place of worship at Tregeare for Wesleyans.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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