Lanhydrock, a parish in Cornwall, on the river Fowey, 1½ mile from Bodmin Road station on the G.W.R. Post town, Bodmin. Acreage, 1782; population, 192. The manor belonged to the Glynns and others, passed to the Robarteses, Earls of Radnor, and belongs now to Lord Robartes, a descendant of a younger branch of the Radnor family. Lanhydrock House, the seat of Lord Robartes, is an ancient mansion of the Tudor period, situated in a well-wooded park of 200 acres. The south wing and central portion of the house were almost wholly destroyed by fire in 1881, but these portions have been rebuilt in the same style as that of the destroyed work. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £75. Patron, Lord Robartes. The church stands close to Lanhydrock House, has an embattled tower, and contains monuments of the Earls of Radnor; some new bells were hung in 1888, when the church was thoroughly restored. The churchyard contains an ancient granite cross.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Lanhydrock St. Hydrock|
|Poor Law union||Bodmin|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Lanhydrock from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Lanhydrock (St. Hydrock))
Online maps of Lanhydrock 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.