Warbstow, Cornwall

Historical Description

Warbstow, a parish in Cornwall, 3½ miles from Tresmeer station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Egloskerry. Acreage, 4151; population of the civil parish, 396; of the ecclesiastical, 546. Warbstow barrow is a large ancient fortification, and has in its centre a mound locally called King Arthur's grave. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Treneglos, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £140. Patron, the Prince of Wales as Duke of Cornwall. The church is in the Early English style, and has an embattled tower.

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
Ecclesiastical parish Warbstow St. Werburgh
Hundred Lesnewth
Poor Law union Launceston

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL15
Post TownLaunceston