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St Winnow, Cornwall

Historical Description

Winnow, St, a parish, with Bridgend village, in Cornwall, on the river Fowey, 2½ miles SSE of Lostwithiel station on the G.W.R. Post town, Lostwithiel. Acreage, 6247; population, 1064. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. Ethy and Lanwithan are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £235 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church occupies a very beautiful position, and is a building of granite and stone in the Perpendicular style; it contains some interesting monuments, one being to Lieutenant Melville, who perished with Lieutenant Coghill while endeavouring to save the colours after the disaster of Isandlwana in 1879. There is a chapel of ease to the parish church. The Cornwall House of Mercy, situated in this parish, is a building of stone in the Gothic style, and has a beautiful private chapel dedicated to St Faith.

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 unionBodmin 

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Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at St Winnow 1622-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for St Winnow from the following:


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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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL22
Post TownLostwithiel