Lanivet, Cornwall

Historical Description

Lanivet, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands 2¾ miles SW by S of Bodmin station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under Bodmin; money order office. Higher Bore Street; telegraph office, Bodmin. The parish contains also the hamlets of Bodwanick, Lamorick, Tremoore, Nanstalton, Tregullon, Fenton Pits, Trebell, and St Lawrence. Acreage, 5425: population, 981. St Benet's is a chief residence, and has been formed by restoring and modernizing parts of an ancient monastery. The monastery is supposed to have been a cell of Monte Casino Abbey, near Naples; the cloisters have been taken down; the main buildings are incorporated with the present mansion; and both these and a ruined tower are apparently of Later English character. The adjacent tract is a richly-wooded vale amid a bleak country. There are a few tin streams. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; value, £450 with residence. The church is ancient, has a tower, and stands embosomed in trees. The churchyard contains two ancient stone crosses, 10 and 11 feet high. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels, and charities of the value of £156, accruing from the monastery lands.

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
Hundred Pyder
Poor Law union Bodmin

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Lanivet 1608-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Lanivet from the following:


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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 districtPL30
Post TownBodmin