St Cleer, Cornwall
Cleer, St, a parish in Cornwall, on the moors, 2½ miles N by W of Liskeard station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Liskeard; money order and telegraph office, Liskeard. Acreage, 10,943; population, 2124. Copper and tin are mined. St Cleer Down, a stony eminence 753 feet high, and Sharpitor or Sharp Point Tor, a beautiful cone about 1200 feet high, command extensive views. St deer's Well was anciently used as a ducking pool for insane persons; is enclosed by the ivy-clad ruin of a chapel; and adjoins an ancient cross about 9 feet high. Two inscribed Saxon monuments are about three-quarters of a mile WNW of the church. The Cheesewring, which is separately noticed, three large Druidical circles, called the Hurlers, and a cromlech, called the Trevethy Stone or the Gravehouse, are within the parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £195 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is Early English, with a walled-up Norman doorway, and has a tower 97 feet high; it was restored in 1870. There are United Methodist and Bible Christian chapels. On St Cleer Down is the reservoir of the Liskeard Waterworks.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
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Online maps of St Cleer 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.