Deviock

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 50°23′28″N 4°23′02″W / 50.391°N 4.384°W / 50.391; -4.384

View towards Narkurs Cross

Deviock is a coastal civil parish in south-east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately three miles (5 km) west of St Germans and straddles the valley of the River Seaton.[1] The parish includes the settlements of Hessenford, Seaton and Downderry and the population in the 2001 census was 1341. The parish occupies an area of 2,108 hectares (approx 5,000 acres)[citation needed].

The hamlets of Narkurs and Trelowia are also in the parish.[2]

History[edit]

The parish history of the St Germans area is complex and has been subject to much change. Two ecclesiastical parishes (Hessenford and Tideford) were created in the 19th century. Deviock civil parish was created as recently as April 1997 from part of the former St Germans Parish; it also includes parts of St Martin-by-Looe and part of Morval.

Government[edit]

Deviock civil parish has three electoral wards:

  • Hessenford (139 electors)
  • Seaton (249 electors)
  • Downderry (719 electors).

Community[edit]

There are two Anglican churches in the parish, St Nicolas at Downderry and St Anne at Hessenford (which also has a church hall where the parish council meets). There is a primary school in the parish and two post offices.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ Cornwall; Explore Britain

External links[edit]

Media related to Deviock at Wikimedia Commons