Lanteglos (St. Lanty)

LANTEGLOS (St. Lanty), a parish, in the union of Liskeard, hundred of West, E. division of Cornwall, 2 miles (E.) from Fowey; containing, with the township of Polruan, 1269 inhabitants, of whom 549 are in the township of Lanteglos. This place is separated from the town of Fowey by the river and harbour of Fowey, for the defence of which here is an old castle, corresponding with one on the opposite shore. Barton manor-house, in the parish, being garrisoned for the parliament, sustained much injury in the civil war, and ultimately surrendered to Sir Richard Granville, who placed in it a garrison for Charles I.: that monarch narrowly escaped being shot here, whilst inspecting the harbour from a fine promenade in the grounds. The parish comprises 2773 acres by computation: the soil is various, partly a shelving slate, and partly good corn land; the surface is very irregular, rising into hills of precipitous elevation, and the lower grounds are watered by numerous springs. The copper-mine of Wheal Howell, here, was discovered within the last twenty years. The living is a vicarage, endowed with a portion of the rectorial tithes, and valued in the king's books at £14. 7. 1.; patron, and impropriator of the remainder of the rectorial tithes, Lady Grenville. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £315, and the vicarial for £225; the glebe comprises 8 acres. On the brow of a hill behind the village are the remains of an ancient chapel dedicated to Christ, serving as a landmark.

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

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