St Feock, Cornwall

Historical Description

Feock, St, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands at the expansion of the Fal or Truro river into Falmouth harbour, 4½ miles S of Truro station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Devoran (R.S. 0.); money order and telegraph office, Devoran. The parish comprises 2947 acres of land and 364 of foreshore and water; population of civil parish, 1716; of the ecclesiastical, 641. Tre-lissick House is an elegant mansion in the Ionic style, with portico on the model of the temple of Erectheus at Athens, is surrounded by picturesque and romantic scenery, and stands on an acclivity commanding a rich view over Falmouth harbour and its shore to the ocean. Killiganoon belonged to the Husseys, and passed to the Sprys. Lee Feock belonged to the brave seaman Penrose, of the time of Charles II. The Redruth and Chacewater railway terminates at Point quay in this parish The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £204. Patron, the Bishop of Truro. The church has an ancient cross and a square tower, and was the place in which service was last performed in the Cornish language, in 1640. The church was consecrated and dedicated to St Feock, probably an Irish saint, by Bishop Branscombe in 1264. Another church is at Devoran, and is a recent edifice, in the Early English style, with a spire. There are Wesleyan chapels, and an old Quakers' meeting-house, the oldest in the county.

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

Administration

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

Ancient County Cornwall
Ecclesiastical parish St. Feock St. Feock
Hundred Powder
Poor Law union Truro

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Visitations Heraldic

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