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Pelynt, Cornwall

Historical Description

Pelynt or Plynt, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands 4 miles WNW of Looe station on the Looe and Caradon railway, and 9½ SSW of Liskeard, It has a post office under Duloe; money order office, Duloe; telegraph office, Polperro. The parish comprises 4676 acres; population, 662. The manor was known at Domesday as Plewent, and belonged then to the Earl of Mortaigne. Trelawny House belongs to the Trelawny family, was the birthplace of Sir Jonathan Trelawny, one of the seven bishops committed to the Tower by James II., and contains a noble hall and many valuable pictures. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £227 with residence. The church contains the monuments, effigies, and armour of the Achyms, the Bullers, and the Trelawnys. A chapel is at Trelawny House, and a small Roman Catholic one is about a mile from it. There are Wesleyan and Methodist chapels. Cattle fairs are held annually on the first Tuesday in Feb. and 24 June. There are small barrows in the neighbourhood. The parish has a council of ten members.

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 parishPelynt St. Nunn 
Poor Law unionLiskeard 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL13
Post TownLooe