The parish is roughly oblong in shape with hamlets near the church and at Mount. The River Warleggan, a tributary of the River Fowey, runs through the parish, forming its western boundary in places. The population was 203 in the 2001 census, increasing to 208 at the 2011 census
The parish church (dedicated to St Bartholomew) is partly Norman and partly 15th century in date. It formerly had a spire but this fell down in 1818 and was not rebuilt. From 1931 until his death the Rev F. W. Densham was Rector of Warleggan: he was unworldly and eccentric. There is also a Methodist chapel in the parish.