Lanlivery a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands on an affluent of the river Fowey, 1½ mile WSW of Lostwithiel station on the G.W.R., and 6 S by E of Bodmin. Post town, Lostwithiel. Acreage, 6768; population, 1188. The manor of Restormel belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall. Bestormel Castle here crowns a hill overlooking the wooded valley of the Fowey; was originally a palace of the Norman Earls of Cornwall; stood unroofed and much defaced in the time of Henry VIII.; was, nevertheless, garrisoned by the Parliamentarians against Charles I., and taken by the Royalists in 1644; and is now a circular ivy-mantled ruin, with a gatehouse on the W, a projecting tower on the ENE, and an encompassing deep moat. Bestormel Mine was entered by Queen Victoria when she visited Cornwall. Granite is largely quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £230 with residence. The church is ancient, has a fine pinnacled tower, and contains several costly monuments. There are Wesleyan and Free Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Lanlivery St. Brevita|
|Poor Law union||Bodmin|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Lanlivery 1600-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Lanlivery from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Lanlivery (St. Brevita))
Online maps of Lanlivery are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.