Landrake, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village. is 1 mile distant from the river Lynher, 3g- miles NE of St Germans station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under St Germans; money order office, Tideford; telegraph office, Hatt. The parish is a united one, and bears the name of Landrake-with-St-Erny. Acreage, 3596 of land, and 168 of water and foreshore; population, 686. The manor belongs to the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. The living is a double vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. The church is ancient but good; has a lofty turreted tower, and contains a monument to the Courtney family. The ancient parish church St Erny, with low square tower, 1 mile distant, is consolidated with Landrake. There are also Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, an endowed school, and five almshouses for women.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Landrake St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||St. Germans|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Landrake from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Landrake (St. Peter))
Online maps of Landrake 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.