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Egloshayle, Cornwall

Historical Description

Egloshayle, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands on the river Camel, three-quarters of a mile SE of Wadebridge station on the G.W.R., and 7 miles NW of Bodmin. The parish comprises 5682 acres; population., 1368. Post town, and money order and telegraph office, Wadebridge. Pencarrow has remains of a castle and an ancient camp. It belongs to the Ford-Molesworth family. Park belonged to the Peverells. Ancient barrows occur at Kelly Rounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £298 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Truro. The church has a tower and a curious stone pulpit, and is good. There are Wesleyan and United Free Methodist chapels.

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 unionBodmin 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL27
Post TownWadebridge