Forrabury (St. Simphorian)

FORRABURY (St. Simphorian), a parish, in the union of Camelford, hundred of Lesnewth, E. division of Cornwall, 5 miles (N. W.) from Camelford; containing 354 inhabitants. This place, which is bounded on the north-west by the Bristol Channel, and includes the lower part of the small sea-port of Boscastle, was formerly of considerable importance; but on the destruction of the castles of Tintagel and Botreaux, upon which it was dependent, it declined to its present state. The parish comprises 432 acres, of hilly surface: manganese is found. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £4. 12. 8½., and in the gift of W. Kirkness, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £60, and the glebe comprises 9 acres. In the churchyard is an ancient cross.

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

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