Lewannick

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Coordinates: 50°36′04″N 4°26′17″W / 50.601°N 4.438°W / 50.601; -4.438

Lewannick
Cornish: Lannwenek
Lewannick Village Hall - geograph.org.uk - 512764.jpg
Lewannick Village Hall, War Memorial & St. Martin's Church
Lewannick is located in Cornwall
Lewannick
Lewannick
 Lewannick shown within Cornwall
Population 884 (Civil Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SX276807
Civil parish Lewannick
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LAUNCESTON
Postcode district PL15
Dialling code 01566
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Cornwall
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Lewannick (/lˈɒnɪk/, Cornish: Lannwenek) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated approximately five miles (8 km) southwest of Launceston.[1] The civil parish has a population of 884.[2]

The parish is rural in character and is within the Deanery and Hundred of East. It is bounded on the north by Trewen and South Petherwin, on the east by Lezant, on the south by North Hill and on the west by Altarnun.[3] The parish church is dedicated to St Martin and is located at grid reference SX 2759 8071.

History[edit]

Evidence of early medieval habitation at Lewannick is in the form of two inscribed pillar stones, each having text in both Latin and ogham characters; on the basis of the ogham text, these stones have been dated as having been inscribed between the fifth and sixth centuries. One is located in the village churchyard, and was dedicated to a "Ingenuus"; the other has been moved inside to the church nave, and both texts mention an "Ulcagnus".[4]

Two miles south-west, in the valley of the river Lynher, are the fragmentary remains of the medieval Upton Castle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : North Cornwall. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  3. ^ GENUKI website; Lewannick; retrieved April 2010
  4. ^ See the discussion and bibliography in Elisabeth Okasha, Corpus of Early Christian Inscribed stones of South-west Britain (Leicester: University Press, 1993), pp. 146-53

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