Antony, Cornwall

Coordinates: 50°22′12″N 4°15′07″W / 50.370°N 4.252°W / 50.370; -4.252
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Antony village and parish church
Antony is located in Cornwall
Location within Cornwall
Population500 (2011)
OS grid referenceSX 399 547
Civil parish
  • Antony
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPL11
Dialling code01752
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
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50°22′12″N 4°15′07″W / 50.370°N 4.252°W / 50.370; -4.252

Antony (Cornish: Trevanta) is a coastal civil parish and a village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

The village is situated on the Rame Peninsula about three miles west of Torpoint[1] and has a shop, a pub and a garage.

There are two possible etymologies of Antony: the first is that it is named in honour of St Anthony; the second is that it comes from the Anglicisation of the Cornish Tre- (“farmstead”) and -Anta (personal name)[2]

Antony parish is bounded to the north by the tidal River Lynher (also known as the St Germans River) and to the south by the English Channel coast. To the east, the parish is bordered by Torpoint and St John parishes and to the west by Sheviock parish.[3]

The parish is in the St Germans Registration District and had a population of 436 at the 2001 census,[4] increasing to 500 at the 2011 census.[5] Apart from the church town, Antony, the only settlement of any size is Wilcove. Scraesdon Fort and Antony House are also in the parish.

At the time of Domesday Book (1086) the manor of Antony was held by Ermenhald from Tavistock Abbey.[6]

Parish church[edit]

The medieval parish church, dedicated to St James in 1259,[7] includes structural elements from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries.[8] The church houses memorials to members of the Carew family of Antony (18th century) and a large monumental brass to Margery Arundell, 1420.[9]

Notable residents[edit]

Antony war memorial


Antony is twinned with Benodet (Benoded) in Brittany, France.[10]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ "Antony, Cornwall - History, Travel, and accommodation information". Britain Express. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Cornwall Council interactive mapping". Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 2010-05-01. Cornwall Council online mapping. Retrieved May 2010
  4. ^ "Antony". GENUKI. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Parish population 2011 census". Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  6. ^ Thorn, C. et al., ed. (1979) Cornwall. Chichester: Phillimore; entry 3,2
  7. ^ Wallis, John (1847). The Cornwall Register; Containing Collections Relative to the Past and Present State of the 209 Parishes, Forming the County, Archdeaconry, Parliamentary Divisions, and Poor Law Unions of Cornwall ; to which is Added a Brief View of the Adjoining Towns and Parishes in Devon, from Hartland to Plymouth. Bodmin: Liddell and Son. p. 309.
  8. ^ Historic England (1968), CHURCH OF ST JAMES, 1140708, in National Heritage List for England
  9. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd edition. Penguin Books; pp. 36–37
  10. ^ "About Us". Torpoint & District Twinning Association. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2010.

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