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Lanivet, Cornwall

Historical Description

Lanivet, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands 2¾ miles SW by S of Bodmin station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under Bodmin; money order office. Higher Bore Street; telegraph office, Bodmin. The parish contains also the hamlets of Bodwanick, Lamorick, Tremoore, Nanstalton, Tregullon, Fenton Pits, Trebell, and St Lawrence. Acreage, 5425: population, 981. St Benet's is a chief residence, and has been formed by restoring and modernizing parts of an ancient monastery. The monastery is supposed to have been a cell of Monte Casino Abbey, near Naples; the cloisters have been taken down; the main buildings are incorporated with the present mansion; and both these and a ruined tower are apparently of Later English character. The adjacent tract is a richly-wooded vale amid a bleak country. There are a few tin streams. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; value, £450 with residence. The church is ancient, has a tower, and stands embosomed in trees. The churchyard contains two ancient stone crosses, 10 and 11 feet high. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels, and charities of the value of £156, accruing from the monastery lands.

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 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Lanivet 1608-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Lanivet from the following:


Online maps of Lanivet 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 districtPL30
Post TownBodmin