Ladock (St. Ladoca)

LADOCK (St. Ladoca), a parish, in the union of Truro, E. division of the hundred of Powder and of the county of Cornwall, 7 miles (N. E.) from Truro; containing 857 inhabitants. This parish, which derived its name from the saint to whom its ancient church is dedicated, is situated on the road to Falmouth, and comprises 4842 acres, whereof 2121 are common or waste. Iron-ore is found of very superior quality, and the produce of a mine discovered within the last few years is sent to Swansea to be smelted. At Trevilian, about three miles from the village, is an arm of the sea, navigable to Falmouth, by which coal, timber, and other articles are easily obtained. The village is neatly built and pleasantly situated; and the small hamlet of Pessick is remarkable for the beauty of the scenery by which it is surrounded. A fair is held on the 10th of May. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £18; patron, Dr. Wise: the tithes have been commuted for £700, and the glebe comprises 52 acres. The church is a handsome structure, in the decorated English style. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

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

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