Sheviock

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Sheviock
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Sheviock is located in Cornwall
Sheviock
Sheviock
Sheviock shown within Cornwall
Population646 (2011)
OS grid referenceSX 369 551
Civil parish
  • Sheviock
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTORPOINT
Postcode districtPL11
Dialling code01503
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireCornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
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50°22′23″N 4°17′38″W / 50.373°N 4.294°W / 50.373; -4.294Coordinates: 50°22′23″N 4°17′38″W / 50.373°N 4.294°W / 50.373; -4.294

Sheviock (Cornish: Seviek) is a coastal civil parish and a hamlet in south-east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The parish is two miles (3 km) south of St Germans and three miles (5 km) south-west of Saltash.[1]

Sheviock parish is in the St Germans Registration District and the population in the 2001 census was 683, which had decreased to 646 at the 2011 census.[2] To the north, the parish is bordered by St Germans Creek (the tidal estuary of the River Tiddy, also known as the Lynher River) and to the south by the sea. To the east, Sheviock is bordered by Antony parish and to the west by Deviock parish.

The parish church of St Mary stands in the hamlet of Sheviock at grid reference SX 370 550: the building is of the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. The church one of only a few in Cornwall to have a spire. Two late 14th-century tombs are thought to be of three members of the Courtenay family. There is stained glass by Wailes to the designs of George Edmund Street who restored the church in 1850. The restoration included rebuilding and reroofing the chancel.[3]

There is a Cornish cross, known as Stump Cross, at a crossroads between Sheviock churchtown and Crafthole.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  3. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed., revised by Enid Radcliffe. Penguin Books; pp. 212-13
  4. ^ Langdon, A. G. (1896) Old Cornish Crosses. Truro: Joseph Pollard; pp. 214-15

External links[edit]

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