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Teath, St.

TEATH, ST., a parish, in the union of Camelford, hundred of Trigg, E. division of Cornwall, 3 miles (S. W. by W.) from Camelford; containing 1719 inhabitants. The parish is bounded on the west by the Bristol Channel, and intersected by the great road running to the north; it comprises by computation 4842 acres, whereof 220 are common or waste. In the parish are two large slate-quarries, of which that of Delabole is of great value. Here is also a lead-mine, which was formerly much more worked than it is at present, and in which an unusual proportion of silver has been found. A fair is held on the first Tuesday in July. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £12; patron, the Bishop of Exeter; impropriator, E. P. Lyon, Esq.: the great tithes have been commuted for £396, and the vicarial for £240; the glebe contains 30 acres of land, of indifferent quality. The church was once collegiate for two prebendaries, or portionists. There are places of worship for Bryanites and Wesleyans. Remains of ancient British encampments are to be seen.

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