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Talland, Cornwall

Historical Description

Talland, a parish in Cornwall, on the coast, 1½ mile from Looe station on the Liskeard and Looe railway. It contains Polperro village and West Looe town, each of which has a post office under Liskeard; money order and telegraph office, Polperro. Acreage, 2569; population of the civil parish, 795; of the ecclesiastical, 1190. Polvellan and Kilmenawth are chief residences. A kistvaen was found near Five Barrowfield, two circular camps are at Berry Park, an ancient earthwork, commanding fine views, is on West Looe Downs, and remains of Lammana Priory are at Portlooe. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro, with Polperro annexed; net value, £113 with residence. The church is good, and is apart from its tower. There is a Roman Catholic church.

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 parishTalland St. Tallan 
Poor Law unionLiskeard 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL13
Post TownLooe