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Pillaton, Cornwall

Historical Description

Pillaton, a parish in Cornwall, on the river Lynher, 6 miles NNE of St Germans station on the G.W.R. It has a fair on Whit-Tuesday, and its post town is St Mellion, Cornwall. Acreage, 2407; population, 416. There is a parish council consisting of seven members and a chairman. The manor was known at Domesday as Pileton; was held by the Earl of Mortaigne, and passed to the Inkpens, the Dillingtons, the Corytons, and others. Pentillie Castle is a seat in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; net value, £170 with residence. The church is modern, was restored in 1878, and has an embattled tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel

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 unionSt. Germans 

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL12
Post TownSaltash