Laneast, Cornwall

Historical Description

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.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Cornwall
Ecclesiastical parish Laneast St. Galwell
Hundred East
Poor Law union Launceston

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Laneast 1680-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

Civil Registration

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:


Online maps of Laneast are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL15
Post TownLaunceston