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Landrake, Cornwall

Historical Description

Landrake, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village. is 1 mile distant from the river Lynher, 3g- miles NE of St Germans station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under St Germans; money order office, Tideford; telegraph office, Hatt. The parish is a united one, and bears the name of Landrake-with-St-Erny. Acreage, 3596 of land, and 168 of water and foreshore; population, 686. The manor belongs to the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. The living is a double vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. The church is ancient but good; has a lofty turreted tower, and contains a monument to the Courtney family. The ancient parish church St Erny, with low square tower, 1 mile distant, is consolidated with Landrake. There are also Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, an endowed school, and five almshouses for women.

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 parishLandrake St. Peter 
Poor Law unionSt. Germans 

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

Civil Registration

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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 districtPL12
Post TownSaltash