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Stoke-Climsland

STOKE-CLIMSLAND, a parish, in the union of Launceston, N. division of the hundred of East, E. division of Cornwall, 3 miles (N.) from Callington; containing 2073 inhabitants. This parish is bounded on the north by the river Inney, which runs into the Tamar on the east; and is situated on the road from Launceston to Callington. It comprises 8717a. 1r. 12p., of which about 5500 acres are arable, 800 pasture, 760 woodland, coppice, and plantation, 180 orchard, 1300 common, and the rest waste, &c. The soil is light; the surface hilly, and the scenery picturesque and beautiful. A fair for cattle is held on May 29th. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £40, and in the patronage of the Crown, in right of the duchy of Cornwall; net income, £621. The church is a very spacious structure, with a fine tower. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.

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