Philleigh

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Coordinates: 50°13′N 4°59′W / 50.217°N 4.983°W / 50.217; -4.983

The Roseland Inn

Philleigh (Cornish: Eglosros)[1] is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, in the United Kingdom; one of the four in the Roseland Peninsula.

Philleigh 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.

History[edit]

The Manor of Eglosrose is mentioned in the Domesday Book and the remainder of the parish was in the episcopal Manor of Tregear. The parish church is dedicated to St Fili or Filius.[2] The church has a west tower, a north transept and a south aisle; the aisle arcade has seven bays and is of white granite on circular piers. The font is octagonal and dates from the 13th century. The Glebe House is slate-hung and has a fine Georgian front of five bays.[3]

The remains of the mansion of the Arundells are at Talverne: associated with it were two medieval chapels, mentioned in 1384.[4] Tolverne Cottage, within the civil parish, was used as an embarkation point for the D-Day landings in World War II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
  2. ^ Doble, G. H. (1964) The Saints of Cornwall; part 3. Truro: Dean and Chapter; pp. 89–103
  3. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed., rev. by Enid Radcliffe. Harmondsworth: Penguin; pp. 141–42
  4. ^ Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford; p. 184

External links[edit]

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