Egloskerry is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.
Parish church: St. Corantinus
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1573
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
EGLOSKERRY, a parish in Launceston district, Cornwall; on an affluent of the river Tamar, 4¼ miles WNW of Launceston r. station, and 16 N of Liskeard. It has a post office under Launceston. Acres, 3,235. Real property, £2,653. Pop., 510. Houses, 96. The property is divided among a few. Penheal was the seat of the Speccots and others. Blue felspar and manganese occur. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Tremaine, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £111. Patron, the Rev. H. A. Simcoe. The church is ancient but good; and has a tower. Charities, £22.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
EGLOSKERRY (St. Corantinus), a parish, in the union of Launceston, N. division of the hundred of East, E. division of Cornwall, 3¾ miles (W. N. W.) from Launceston; containing 552 inhabitants. This parish was for many years the property of the Sheccot family, of whom Paul Sheccot, privy councillor of Charles I., resided in the manor-house of Penheal, in the ample stables of which he kept a troop of horse for the service of his royal master. The ancient mansion is still remaining, and has been restored by its present proprietor, the Rev. H. A. Simcoe. The parish comprises 2826 acres, of which 500 are waste land or common. Stone of good quality for building is quarried extensively, and there are some mines of manganese. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Tremayne annexed; patron, incumbent, and impropriator, the Rev. H. A. Simcoe: the tithes have been commuted for £180. The church is an ancient structure, and has a fine Norman arch at the entrance. There is a place of worship at Tregeare for Wesleyans.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Cornwall
- Civil Registration District: Launceston
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
- Diocese: Exeter
- Rural Deanery: Trigg Major
- Poor Law Union: Launceston
- Hundred: East (Cornwall)
- Province: Canterbury