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Lezant, Cornwall

Historical Description

Lezant, a parish in Cornwall, between the rivers Inny and Tamar, 5 miles S of Launceston station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. It contains the villages of Trebollet, Trekenna, and Rezare, and the hamlet of Trewarlet. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Launceston. Acreage, 4841; population, 680. Landew, formerly the seat of the Herles, is a chief residence. Trecarrell, now an ivied ruin, was a mansion partly built by Sir John Trecarrell but never finished. A lead mine is near Landew. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; value, £328 with residence. The church is ancient, has a pinnacled tower, and contains monuments of the Herles, the Trecarrells, and the Trefusises. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and 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 
Ecclesiastical parishLezant St. Breock 
Poor Law unionLaunceston 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL15
Post TownLaunceston