St Neot is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.
Other places in the parish include: Trenant.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1549
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610
Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
NEOT (St.), a village and a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall. The village stands on a head-stream of the river Fowey, 2¼ miles NNW of Doublebois r. station, and 4¾ N W by W of Liskeard; takes its name from a recluse, variously alleged to have been a poor shepherd or a brother of King Alfred, and figuring traditionally in very wild legends; and has a post-office under Liskeard, and fairs on the third Tuesday of April and 2 Nov. The parish comprises 13,997 acres. Real property, £6,052; of which £50 are in quarries. Pop., 1,584. Houses, 303. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Major Grylls. More than half the surface is common and waste; and about 400 acres are woodland. he rocks are chiefly granite, greywacke, and slate; and they contain some veins of stream-tin. Dozmary is an intermittent tarn, lying 890 feet above sea-level, measuring about a mile in circuit, presenting a dismal appearance, and associated, in the popular mind, with some strange legends. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £466. Patron, Major Grylls. The church is later English; has very interesting stained glass windows, and an exceedingly beautiful tower; and contains an ancient font, an ancient stone casket, and several brasses and monuments. The stained glass windows were constructed at different periods between 1400 and 1532; were beautifully restored in 1829, at the expense of the Rev. R. G. Grylls; present perfect and exquisite specimens of mediæval art; and are fully described in a publication of Mr. Grylls, issued in 1854. A hermitage or monastery of St. Neot stood on or near the site of the church; and an arm of him was long kept in the stone casket still preserved in the church. An ancient chapel, dedicated to St. Luke, also was in the parish; and has left some vestiges. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Bible Christians, a national school, and charities £37. John Anstis, the antiquary, was a native.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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- 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