Lanteglos-by-Fowey

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Lanteglos by Fowey
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parish church of Lanteglos-by-Fowey: St Wyllow
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Lanteglos Highway
Lanteglos by Fowey is located in Cornwall
Lanteglos by Fowey
Lanteglos by Fowey
 Lanteglos by Fowey shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SX1453
Civil parish Lanteglos by Fowey
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FOWEY
Postcode district PL23
Dialling code 01726
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Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
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Coordinates: 50°20′42″N 4°36′54″W / 50.345°N 4.615°W / 50.345; -4.615

Lanteglos-by-Fowey (Old Cornish: Nant Eglos, meaning church valley) is a coastal civil parish in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the east side of the tidal estuary of the River Fowey which separates it from the town and civil parish of Fowey.[1]

To the north, Lanteglos-by-Fowey is bounded by the parish of St Veep, to the east by the parish of Lansallos, and to the south by the sea. The parish is in the Liskeard Registration District and the population in the 2001 and 2011 census' was 994.[2] and Penpol Creek forms part of the northern boundary.

The village of Lanteglos Highway is in the north of the parish.

The parish church of Saint Wyllow is at Churchtown hamlet (50°20′02″N 4°36′29″W / 50.334°N 4.608°W / 50.334; -4.608 (Saint Wyllow)) just over a mile (2 km) to the south. St Saviour church (a chapel-of-ease of the parish church) is situated in Polruan, the largest settlement in the parish.

The riverside village of Bodinnick lies to the west of the parish. A car ferry to Fowey departs from there.

The hamlet of Whitecross (50°20′46″N 4°36′58″W / 50.346°N 4.616°W / 50.346; -4.616 (Whitecross)) lies between Lanteglos Highway and Bodinnick. It has a village hall.

The hamlet of Mixtow lies on the River Fowey to the west. There was a lime kiln here and a watermill to the north at Castle.[3]

Pont Pill is a tidal creek which runs through the parish. The hamlet of Pont (50°20′02″N 4°36′29″W / 50.334°N 4.608°W / 50.334; -4.608 (Pont)) lies on the stream running into the pill. There was a quey, granary, two limekilns, malt house, warehouse, corn mill, three watermills (dating from 1298, 1309 and 1423) a sawmill, beer house and blacksmith in Pont. An isolation hospital for sailor with Yellow Fever was built further down the pill toward Polruan.[3][4]

The South West Coast Path runs along the southern coasts of the parish and much of the southern part of the parish lies in the Polruan to Polperro Site of Special Scientific Interest managed by the National Trust.[5] Lantic Bay is a beach on the coast.

Parish church[edit]

The parish church, dedicated to St Wyllow, was built in the 14th century and refashioned in the 15th. The 16th century benchends and panels from family pews have been preserved in the careful restoration by E. H. Sedding.[6] The church contains the brasses of Thomas de Mohun, ca. 1440, and John Mohun and his wife, 1508.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200 Newquay & Bodmin ISBN 978-0-319-22938-5
  2. ^ GENUKI website; Lanteglos-by-Fowey; retrieved 8 Feb 2015
  3. ^ a b Fogg, Alison (2013). "History of Polruan". lanteglos.org.uk. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Martin Dykes and Maureen Ogg. "Pont Pill". Fowey Harbour Heritage Society. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lantic Bay and Lansallos". National Trust. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Betjeman, J. (ed.) (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches: the South. London: Collins; p. 148
  7. ^ Dunkin, E. (1882) Monumental Brasses. London, Spottiswoode

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