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Egloskerry, Cornwall

Historical Description

Egloskerry, a parish in Cornwall, on an affluent of the river Tamar, 4½ miles WNW of Launceston on the G.W.R., and 16 N of Liskeard. There is a station of the North Cornwall railway. It has a post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office at the station. Acreage, 3262; population of the civil parish, 470; of the ecclesiastical, with Tremaine, 580. Penheale was the seat of the Speccots, and is now held by the Simcoe family. Blue felspar and manganese occur. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Tremaine, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £130 with residence. The church is ancient and interesting, and has a tower; it was restored in 1887.

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 parishEgloskerry St. Corantinus 
Poor Law unionLaunceston 

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

Census Records

We have transcribed the following census returns for Egloskerry:

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Egloskerry 1574-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Egloskerry from the following:


Online maps of Egloskerry are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL15
Post TownLaunceston