Egloshayle

EGLOSHAYLE, a parish, in the union of Bodmin, hundred of Trigg, E. division of Cornwall; containing, with part of the town of Wadebridge, 1357 inhabitants. The parish comprises by measurement 5436 acres, of which 4169 are arable, 296 pasture, 836 wood, and 288 roads. It is separated from that of St. Breock by the river Camel, over which a noble bridge of 16 arches was erected some centuries since, by a vicar of the parish, named Lovebond, who left £20 per annum for keeping it in repair. About a quarter of a mile above the bridge, the Camel unites with the Allar. Petty-sessions for the division are held on the last Monday in every month, at the Washway inn, near Pencarrow. The living is a vicarage, endowed with a portion of the rectorial tithes, and valued in the king's books at £16; patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The great tithes have been commuted for £500, and the vicarial for £399. 15.; the glebe comprises 29a. 2r. 3p. The church contains an ancient and curious stone pulpit, and two neat monuments to the Molesworths, of Pencarrow; its lofty tower was erected by the same vicar that built the bridge. At Burnere, or Brenere, the bishops of Exeter had formerly a seat. In the neighbourhood are the remains of a treble intrenchment, called Castle Killibury; there are vestiges of fortifications at Pencarrow; and the Kelly Rounds, or barrows, are also in the parish.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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