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Duloe, Cornwall

Historical Description

Duloe, a parish in Cornwall, in the deanery of West, bounded on the NE by the Looe and Liskeard railway, is 3 miles N by W of Looe, and 5 S by W of Liskeard. It has a, post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Loce. Acreage, 4300; population of the civil parish, 826; of the ecclesiastical, 591. Trenant Park is in the parish. There is, in a field near the church, a very perfect Druidical circle about 30 feet in diameter, and near the rectory glebe, in a wood on the road to Sandplace, is one of the numerous holy wells of Cornwall, anciently dedicated to St Cuby, the patron saint of the parish, and called St Cuby's Well. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; net value, £278 with residence, in the gift of the Master and Fellows of Baliol College, Oxford. The church is 13th century work, and was restored in 1861 at a cost of £2600, and in the mortuary chapel, which now forms an organ chamber, are to be seen monuments of the Arnndel family, two remarkable altar-tombs, and a fine recumbent figure of Sir John Coleshill, a knight of the order of S.S. (1483), and patron of the living. The shafts and arches of this chapel, which is separated from the church by a fine parclose screen, are very rich in tracery. In 1881 a "new organ and a reredos were added by the rector and parishioners. The vicarage of Herodsfoot, taken out of the parishes of Duloe, Laureath, and St Pinnoe, is in the gift of the Rector of Duloe. Dr Scott, the lexicographer, and afterwards Master of Baliol and Dean of Rochester, was a former rector.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishDuloe St. Cuby 
Poor Law unionLiskeard 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Duloe from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL14
Post TownLiskeard