Lanteglos by Fowey Cornwall Family History Guide

Lanteglos by Fowey is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Highway, Polruan, Bodinnoc, and Bodinnock.

Alternative names: Lanteglos

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1661
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LANTEGLOS-BY-FOWEY, a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall; on the coast, at the mouth of the river Fowey, 1½ mile E of Fowey town, and 5 ESE of Par r. station. It contains the village of Polruan, which has a post-office under Par station; and contains also the hamlets of Bodinnock and Highway. Acres, 3,320; of which 125 are water. Real property, £5,120. Pop., 1,271. Houses, 296. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Fitzwilliams, the Mohuns, and the Pitts; and belongs now to the Hon. G. M. Fortescue. Hall, formerly the residence of the Mohun family, was garrisoned by the Parliamentarians against Charles I. Two castles stood formerly near the month of the Fowey, and were connected with a chain suspended across the river, to repel hostile vessels in time of war; and remains of one of the castles still exist. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £226. Patrons, the Executors of the late T. Robins, Esq. The church is ancient, but good; has a tower; and contains monuments of the Mohuns. Ruins of an ancient chapel are on the hill behind Polruan, and serve as a landmark to mariners. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, and two national schools.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


People declared bankrupt and the date of bankruptcy.

Geach William, sen.; and William Gesch, jun.; Polruan, Cornwall, shipwrights, Jan. 31, 1837. Mall John, Lantegloss, Cornwall, miller, July 15, 1834.


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: Liskeard
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: West
  • Poor Law Union: Liskeard
  • Hundred: West (Cornwall)
  • Province: Canterbury