St Allen

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Not to be confused with Allen St.
St Allen
St Allen is located in Cornwall
St Allen
St Allen
 St Allen shown within Cornwall
Population 435 (2001)
OS grid reference SW831482
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TRURO
Postcode district TR4
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall

Coordinates: 50°18′50″N 5°03′40″W / 50.314°N 5.061°W / 50.314; -5.061

St Allen (Cornish: Eglosallen) is a civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The church town of St Allen is an isolated hamlet and the main settlement in the parish is Zelah which is situated on the A30 trunk road four miles (6.5 km) north of Truro .[1]

The population in the 2001 census was 435 people and the parish occupies 3,506 acres (14.19 km2) of land.

History[edit]

St Allen Church

The manor of Cargoll included St Allen and it was in the possession of the bishops of Exeter from 1269 (the manor house was at Lanner). From 1287 the patrons of the living were the canons of Glasney College.).[2]

St Allen parish church was built in the Norman period but enlarged by the addition of the south aisle in the 15th century (the dedication is to St Alunus).[3] Little is known of this saint but he has been identified with a Breton bishop of Quimper who came from Wales.

The 1881 English Census indicates that John Noon Munford was the Rector and living in The Rectory with his wife and two children and two servants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  2. ^ Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford; p. 54
  3. ^ Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford

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