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Extracts from Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72):

Lanteglos-by-Fowey, a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall; on the coast, at the mouth of the river Fowey, 1½ mile E of Fowey town, and 5 ESE of Par r. station. It contains the village of Polruan, which has a post-office under Par station; and contains also the hamlets of Bodinnock and Highway. Acres, 3,320; of which 125 are water. Real property, £5,120. Pop., 1,271. Houses, 296. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Fitzwilliams, the Mohuns, and the Pitts; and belongs now to the Hon. G. M. Fortescue- Hall, formerly the residence of the Mohun family, was garrisoned by the Parliamentarians against Charles I. Two castles stood formerly near the month of the Fowey, and were connected with a chain suspended across the river, to repel hostile vessels in time of war; and remains of one of the castles still exist. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £226. Patrons, the Executors of the late T. Robins, Esq. The church is ancient, but good; has a tower; and contains monuments of the Mohuns. Ruins of an ancient chapel are on the hill behind Polruan, and serve as a landmark to mariners. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, and two national schools.

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Lanteglos-by-Fowey One-Place Study