Place:Landrake with St. Erney, Cornwall, England

NameLandrake with St. Erney
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.422°N 4.29°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoEast Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Germans Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Landrake with St. Erney (Cornish: Lannergh a'byth Sen Erney) is a civil parish in Cornwall, England. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of St. Germans Rural District.

The village of Landrake (50.422°N 4.290°W) is on the A38 road between Saltash and Liskeard. At St. Erney (a hamlet one mile south of Landrake) is St Erney parish church, dedicated to St Terninus.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Landrake (with St. Erney) from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"LANDRAKE, a village and a parish in St. Germans district, Cornwall. The village stands on the river Lynher, 3½ miles NE of St. Germans [railway] station; and has a post-office under St. Germans, and fairs on the first Wednesday of Feb., St. Peter's day, 29 June, and the first Wednesday of Sept. The parish is a united one, and bears the name of Landrake-with-St. Erney. Acres: 3,745, of which 205 are water. Real property: £5,106. Population of Landrake proper: 714; of St. Erney: 79. Houses: 164 and 13.
"The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. The living is a double vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value: £300. Patron, the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. The church is ancient but good; has a lofty turretted tower; and contains a monument to the Courtney family. There is a chapel of ease at St. Erney, an ancient building with low square tower. There are also chapels for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists, an endowed school with £80 a-year, and five alms-houses for women."

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