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St Endellion, Cornwall

Historical Description

Endellion or St Endellion, a parish in Cornwall, on the coast, 5½ miles N by E of Wadebridge station on the G.W.R. Post town, Wadebridge. Acreage, 3777; population, 1136. Roscarrock House, formerly the seat of the ancient family of Roscarrock, stands on a hill, is now a ruin, was castellated and loop - holed, had a massive granite archway entrance, and retains much of a formidable aspect. Slaty quartz, mandelstone, copper ore, lead ore, manganese, and antimony are found; a.n export trade in slates and pilchards is carried on, and a fair is held on 12 Sept. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro, and there are attached three prebends-Bodmin or Kings, Tre-haverock, and Mornays; value of the rectory, £240; of Bodmin prebend, £130; of Trehaverock, £135; of Mornays, £130. Patron of the rectory, the Lord Chancellor. The church stands on a hill, dates from the time of Henry VI., has a lofty tower, and is weather-stained, but good. There are Wesleyan, United Free Methodist, and Bible Christian chapels. Port Quin, Port Isaac, and Port Gaverne are hamlets in this parish.

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 parishEndellion St. Endelian 
Poor Law unionBodmin 

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL29
Post TownPort Isaac