Searching for "BOSCASTLE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Boscastle Cornwall Boscastle , coast vil. and seat, Minster and Forrabury pars., W. Cornwall, 5 miles N. of Camelford and 20 miles W. of Launceston Bartholomew
    BOSCASTLE Cornwall BOSCASTLE , a village and a subdistrict in Camelford district, Cornwall. The village is in the parishes of Minster and Forrabury Imperial
    CAMELFORD Cornwall Boscastle, containing the parishes of Minster, Forrabury, Trevalga, Tintagel, Otterham, Lesnewth, and St. Juliot. Acres, 51, 847 Poor-rates in 1866, £5,149. Pop. in 1861, 7,774. Houses Imperial
    Forrabury Cornwall hamlet, E. Cornwall, 5 miles NW. of Camelford, 508 ac., pop. 304; the par. contains part of the vil. of Boscastle. Bartholomew
    FORRABURY, or Fotherbury Cornwall Boscastle, which has a post office under Camelford. Acres, 508. Real property, with Minster, £4, 123. Rated property of F. alone Imperial
    GENNYS (St.) Cornwall Boscastle, Cornwall. Acres, 5, 516; of which 30 are water. Real property, £2, 501. Pop., 572. Houses, 122. The property Imperial
    Growar Cornwall Growar , small island, opposite Boscastle, Cornwall, 6 miles N. of Camelford. Bartholomew
    High Cliff Cornwall High Cliff , on W. coast of Cornwall, 2½ miles NE. of Boscastle, alt. 708 ft. Bartholomew
    HIGH-CLIFF Cornwall miles NE of Boscastle. It has an elevation of 735 feet, and commands a fine view of the coast and the channel. Imperial
    LESNEWTH Cornwall Boscastle, Cornwall. Acres, 2,028. Real property, £1,167. Pop., 114. Houses, 23. The manor belongs to Lord Churston Imperial
    Lye Rock Cornwall Lye Rock , off W. coast of Cornwall, between Boscastle and Tintagel Head. Bartholomew
    Meachard Cornwall Meachard , island, off Boscastle Harbour, Cornwall. Bartholomew
    Minster Cornwall miles N. of Camelford, 3222 ac., pop. 451; contains part of Boscastle vil., and has vestiges of an old priory. Bartholomew
    MINSTER Cornwall Boscastle, which has a post office under Camelford. Acres, 3,222. Real property, with Forrabury, £4,123. Rated property Imperial
    Rocky Valley, The Cornwall Rocky Valley, The , picturesque glen, Cornwall, between Boscastle and Tintagel Head. Bartholomew
    TREVALGA Cornwall Boscastle, Cornwall. Acres, 1,299. Real property, £1,197. Pop., 158. Houses, 30. The manor belongs to the Duke Imperial
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