Antony or West Antony, a parish in Cornwall. It is also called Anthony St Jacob. It lies on Lynher Creek and the Hamoaze, 4 miles west of Devonport station on the G.W.R., and 6 SE of St Germans, and has a post office, of the name of Antony, under Devonport. Acreage, 3290 of land and 882 of water; population of the civil parish, 3684; of the ecclesiastical parish of East Antony, 1259. Antony House is a large square edifice of Pentnan stone, built in 1721 by Gibbs, and contains an interesting collection of old pictures. Torpoint, in the parish, is a pleasant place, and, owing to its proximity to Devonport and Plymouth, is a favourite residence of officers connected with the dockyards and the navy at these towns. Antony Passage, at East Antony, has a ferry to Trematon. Beggar's Island, below the passage, was named after Bamfyeld Moore Carew, commonly called King of the Beggars. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £195. The church was built in 1420, but has a tower of the previous century, and it contains monuments of Lady Margery Arundel, Richard Carew, who wrote the "Survey of Cornwall," and Captain Graves, R.N., who figured in the time of George II. The curacy of Merifield is united with the vicarage, and the perpetual curacy of Torpoint is a separate incumbency. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The workhouse of St Germans is in this parish.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||West Anthony St. Anthony and St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||St. Germans|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Antony from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Anthony, West (St. Anthony and St. John the Baptist))
Online maps of Antony are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.