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Torpoint, Cornwall

Historical Description

Torpoint, a village and a chapelry in Antony parish, Cornwall. The village stands on a peninsula of the Hamoaze, opposite Devonport, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Devonport, a good inn, and a floating steam bridge across the Hamoaze. There are many fine residences. Population of the ecclesiastical district, 2425. The church was erected in 1819, and is a plain stone building in the Early English style; it was enlarged in 1885. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £120 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Antony. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Bible Christian chapels, and a working-men's institute.

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 

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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL11
Post TownTorpoint