Lanivet  Cornwall


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lanivet like this:

LANIVET, a village and a parish in Bodmin district, Cornwall. The village stands 2¾ miles SW by S of Bodmin, and 4 W of Bodmin Road r. station; and has a post-office under Bodmin, and a fair on 16 June. The parish contains also the hamlets of Bodwanick, Lamorick, Tremore, and St. Lawrence. ...

Acres, 5,396. Real property, £5,593; of which £200 are in mines. Pop., 1,151. Houses, 234. The property is divided chiefly among eight. St. Benet's is a chief residence; and has been formed by restoring and modernizing parts of an ancient monastery. The monastery is supposed to have been a cell of Monte Casino abbey, near Naples; the cloisters have been taken down; the main buildings are incorporated with the present mansion; and both these and a ruined tower are apparently of later English character. The adjacent tract is a richly wooded vale, amid a bleak country. There are a few tin-streams, and some recently developed tin-lodes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £667.* Patron, H. Borrow, Esq. The church is ancient; has a tower; and stands embosomed in trees. The churchyard contains two ancient stone crosses, 10 and 11 feet high. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Bible Christians, a school, and charities £151, accruing from the monastery lands.

Lanivet through time

Lanivet is now part of North Cornwall district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Cornwall has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lanivet itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lanivet in North Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th August 2022

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