St Martin-by-Looe (Cornish: Penndrumm) is a coastal civil parish in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The parish is immediately east of the town and parish of Looe, seven miles (11 km) south of Liskeard. The parish is in the Liskeard Registration District and the population in the 2001 census was 321, increasing to 429 at the 2011 census.
The parish church of St Martin stands outside the civil parish in the hamlet of St Martin at about a mile north of Looe town centre. Its Norman doorway is built of Tartan Down stone and probably dates from about 1140. The interior of the church is of typically 15th century appearance, but parts of the building are considerably older.
A stone cross was found at Tregoad Farm in 1906 built into the wall of a stable. In 1931 it was set up on a new base at Tregoad by the Looe Old Cornwall Society. In 1971 it was removed to the Guildhall Museum in East Looe for preservation. It is a rare example in east Cornwall of a cross with a carved figure of Christ, in this case incised.
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 13 February 2015.
- From Tartan Down, Landrake
- Trevaldwyn, B. W. J.; Picken, W. M. M. (1985). Parish Church of St. Martin-by-Looe. Liskeard: Breton Press. p. 4.
- John Westby-Gibson, ‘Bond, Thomas (1765–1837)’, rev. Christine North, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 23 Jan 2009
- Langdon, A. G. (2005) Stone Crosses in East Cornwall; 2nd ed. Federation of Old Cornwall Societies; p. 48
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