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