Morval (St. Wenn)

MORVAL (St. Wenn), a parish, in the union of Liskeard, hundred of West, E. division of Cornwall, 2¾ miles (N.) from East Looe; containing 733 inhabitants. The parish comprises by computation 3000 acres. The substratum abounds with limestone, of which great quantities are raised for the supply of the neighbouring district, and sent to Liskeard by a canal which joins the Looe river near its termination at this place. The scenery is strikingly romantic; and the higher grounds, especially Tregarlin Torr, command a fine view of the winding vale of Morval, terminated in the distance by Bindown, the loftiest point of land in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 14. 9½., and in the patronage of the Crown; impropriator, J. Buller, Esq. The vicarial tithes have been commuted for £214, and the glebe comprises 121 acres; the great tithes have been commuted for £260. A free school is endowed with £20 per annum. The late Sir Francis Buller, eminent for his ability as a judge, was a native of the place.

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

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