Laneast, a parish in Cornwall, on the river Inny, 7½ miles W of Launceston, the nearest station being at Egloskerry on the L. & S.W.R. It contains Tregeare, which has a post office under Egloskerry; money order and telegraph office, Egloskerry (R.S.O.) Acreage, 2552; population, 227. The manor formerly belonged to Launceston Priory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £120 with residence. The church is ancient but good, has a lofty tower, and contains open oak seats and a carved screen. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The astronomer Adams, who discovered the planet Neptune, was a native.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Laneast St. Galwell|
|Poor Law union||Launceston|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Laneast 1680-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Laneast from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Laneast (St. Galwell))
Online maps of Laneast 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.