Feock, Cornwall

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Cornish: Lannfyek
Feock is located in Cornwall
 Feock shown within Cornwall
Population 3,752 (Civil Parish, 2011)
OS grid reference SW824384
Civil parish Feock
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TRURO
Postcode district TR3
Dialling code 01872
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Truro and Falmouth
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Coordinates: 50°12′22″N 5°03′00″W / 50.206°N 5.050°W / 50.206; -5.050

Feock (Cornish: Lannfyek)[1] is a coastal civil parish and village in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Truro at the head of Carrick Roads on the River Fal.[2] To the south, the parish is bordered by Restronguet Creek and to the east by Carrick Roads and the River Fal. To the north it is bordered by Kea parish and to the west by Perranarworthal parish[3]

Feock parish includes the villages of Carnon Downs, Chycoose, Devoran, Goon Piper, Harcourt, Killiganoon, Penelewey, Penpol, Porthgwidden, Restronguet Point, Trevilla, and Trelissick. The electoral ward is called Feock and Kea. At the 2011 census it had a population of 4,511 whereas the civil parish has a population of 3,752 only.[4]

The garden of the Trelissick Estate is a National Trust property. The King Harry Ferry takes cars across the River Fal to Philleigh.[5]

Feock lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.

Parish church[edit]

The Parish Church is dedicated to Saint Feoca, about whom very little is known. Although the saint is usually assumed to have been female, Hals described a stained glass window in the church with St Feock portrayed as a man.[6] The church has a 13th-century tower and font, the remainder being 19th century.[7] In 1640, according to Hals, the sacrament was administered by the vicar in Cornish as the people did not understand English.[8] Feock feast was observed on February 2nd.[9]

Thomas Lobb, Victorian botanist and plant hunter is buried in Devoran churchyard. Trelissick Garden has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1955 when it was donated by Ida Copeland following the death of her son Geoffrey, a stained glass memorial—bearing the Copeland Crest—remains to this effect in the small church in Feock.


Feock is twinned with:



  1. ^ Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  3. ^ .[1] Cornwall Council online mapping. Retrieved May 2010
  4. ^ "2011 Census". 
  5. ^ "GENUKI article on Feock". 
  6. ^ Doble, G. H. (1964) The Saints of Cornwall: part 3. Truro: Dean and Chapter; pp. 53-56
  7. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed. rev. Enid Radcliffe. Penguin Books (reissued by Yale U. P.) ISBN 0-300-09589-9; p. 68
  8. ^ Hals Parochial History of Cornwall. (Unpublished Manuscript). In E. D. Marquand (1882) "Meetings of the Society". Transcriptions of the Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society.
  9. ^ Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford; p. 10
  10. ^ Twinning Committee for Cornwall
  11. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 

Further reading[edit]

  • St. Feock: the saint, the church, the parish by C. D. North(?2003)

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