Place:Luxulyan, Cornwall, England

Alt namesLockingatesource: Family History Library Catalog
Luxulliansource: Wikipedia
Luxuliansource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates50.39°N 4.744°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPowder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bodmin Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
St. Austell Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district to which it was transferred 1934-1974
Bodmin Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1936
St. Austell Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1936-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Luxulyan (Cornish: Logsulyan), also spelt Luxullian or Luxulian, is a village and civil parish in central Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village lies four miles (6.5 km) northeast of St. Austell and six miles (10 km) south of Bodmin. The population of the parish was 1,371 in the 2001 census.

Luxulyan parish lies in an area of china clay quarries on the St Austell granite batholith (see also Geology of Cornwall) and numerous small granite domes are dotted around the parish. Luxulyan Quarry, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest to the north of the village, exposes examples of this rock.

Luxulyanite, a rare type of Cornish granite (named after the village) is found in the area and was used for the Duke of Wellington's sarcophagus in St Paul's Cathedral.

Luxulyan was part of the Bodmin Rural District from 1894 until 1934 when it was transferred to St. Austell Rural District until 1974.

Research Tips

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