St Sampson, Cornwall

Historical Description

Sampson, St, or Golant, a parish in Cornwall, on the river Fowey, and 3½ miles from Par station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under St Austell; money order and telegraph office, Par station. Acreage, 1483; population, 261. A castle of the Earls of Salisbury stood at Castle Dore. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Tmro; net value, £68 with residence. The church is old and interesting. A holy well is close to the porch. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Pen-quite and Torfrey are handsome residences in the parish.

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


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Ancient County Cornwall
Hundred Powder
Poor Law union St. Austell

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