St Michael's Church, Landrake
Landrake shown within Cornwall
|Population||1,082 (2011 UK census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Landrake with St Erney|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Police||Devon and Cornwall|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||South East Cornwall|
Landrake (Cornish: Lannergh) is a village in southeast Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately three miles (5 km) west of Saltash in the civil parish of Landrake with St Erney. The A38 road used to pass through Landrake but a bypass now takes the trunk road north of the village.
Landrake has a post office and shop, a pub named the Bullers Arms and Sir Robert Geffery's School, a primary school. The school takes its name from Landrake-born Sir Robert Geffery who, in 1704, bequeathed money to set up a trust to educate children of the parish.
Landrake Church is dedicated to St Michael. It stands on a hill and the tower is 100 ft high. Parts of the building are Norman but the majority is of the 15th century. There is a brass to Edward Cowrtney, 1509.
King Edmund gave the parish of Landerch to Bishop Burhwold in exchange for land in Devon; in 1018 this gift was confirmed by King Cnut who declared the gift had really been for the benefit of the monastery of St Germans where the bishop had his see. The gift included the parish of Landrake with its chapel of St Erney; these continued to be held by the monastery after the see was moved to Devon. In 1269 a vicarage was established whereby the vicar received the small tithes of Landrake and St Erney and the great tithe was kept by the monastery.
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
-  Sir Robert Geffery's School website; retrieved April 2010
- Dunkin, E. H. W. The Monumental Brasses of Cornwall, 1882, pp. 24-5 & plate XXI
- Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed. Penguin Books; pp. 87-88
- It is not known when the bishop became bishop of Cornwall, the earliest possible date is 1002.
- Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford; p. 126
- s:Rous, Francis (DNB00)
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