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St Thomas the Apostle, Cornwall

Historical Description

Thomas the Apostle, St, a parish, with St Thomas Street hamlet, in Cornwall, within Launceston borough, and a quarter of a mile from Launceston stations on the G.W.R. and S.W.R. Post town, Launceston. Acreage, 2091; population of the civil parish, 352; of the ecclesiastical, 1276. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £150. The church occupies the site of a canonry founded in 1126 by Bishop Warlewast. There are a mission church and Wesleyan, Methodist Free, Bible Christian, and Baptist 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 
Poor Law unionLaunceston 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.