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Philleigh, Cornwall

Historical Description

Philleigh or Filley, a parish in Cornwall, on the river Fal, 9 miles SSE of Truro station on the G.W.R. Post town, Grampound; money order office, Lanihorne; telegraph office, Portscatho. Acreage, 2403; population, 244. There are several ferries over the river Fal. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; net value, £260 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1867, and is in the Perpendicular style.

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 parishPhilleigh or Filley St. Felix 
Poor Law unionTruro 

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 districtTR2
Post TownTruro