St Endellion, Cornwall
Endellion or St Endellion, a parish in Cornwall, on the coast, 5½ miles N by E of Wadebridge station on the G.W.R. Post town, Wadebridge. Acreage, 3777; population, 1136. Roscarrock House, formerly the seat of the ancient family of Roscarrock, stands on a hill, is now a ruin, was castellated and loop - holed, had a massive granite archway entrance, and retains much of a formidable aspect. Slaty quartz, mandelstone, copper ore, lead ore, manganese, and antimony are found; a.n export trade in slates and pilchards is carried on, and a fair is held on 12 Sept. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro, and there are attached three prebends-Bodmin or Kings, Tre-haverock, and Mornays; value of the rectory, £240; of Bodmin prebend, £130; of Trehaverock, £135; of Mornays, £130. Patron of the rectory, the Lord Chancellor. The church stands on a hill, dates from the time of Henry VI., has a lofty tower, and is weather-stained, but good. There are Wesleyan, United Free Methodist, and Bible Christian chapels. Port Quin, Port Isaac, and Port Gaverne are hamlets in this parish.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Endellion St. Endelian|
|Poor Law union||Bodmin|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for St Endellion from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Endellion (St. Endelian))
Online maps of St Endellion 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.