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Advent, Cornwall

Historical Description

Advent (anciently called St Adwen and St Tathen), a parish in Cornwall, on the Camel river, 2 miles S of Camelford station, on the L. & S.W.R. There is a post office at Camelford, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 4091; population, 200. The living is a rectory, annexed to Lanteglos, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £500. Patron, the Prince of Wales. The church was restored in 1873. An ancient weather-worn granite cross, about 9 feet high, stands in a field a short way from the church.

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 CountyCornwall 
Poor Law unionCamelford 

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Visitations Heraldic

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