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Clether, Cornwall

Historical Description

Clether, St, a parish in Cornwall, on the river Inney, 7 miles E by N of Camelford, 9 W of Launceston station on the G.W.R., and 4 from Iresmeer station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Launceston; money order and telegraph office, Camelford. Acreage, 2966; population, 197. The rocks include granite and hornblende. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £140 with residence. The church is good. Remains of a small chapel are over a spring, called " The Holy Well." There are Wes-leyan and Bible Christian chapels, and three ancient stone wayside crosses in the 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 parishClether St. 
Poor Law unionCamelford 

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