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Prestacott, Grimscott, Butspur, Cross, and Hersham

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

LAUNCELLS, a parish in Stratton district, Cornwall; 1¼ mile SE of Stratton, 2½ W of the river Tamar at the boundary with Devon, and 15 NNW of Launceston r. station. It contains also the hamlets of Prestacott, Grimscott, Butspur, Cross, and Hersham. Post town, Stratton, North Cornwall. Acres, 6,179. Real property, £3,862. Pop., 693. Houses, 119. The property is subdivided. A priory, a cell to Hartland abbey, stood in the parish; gave rise to the name of Launcells, - a corruption of Llancell; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Chamonds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £220. Patron, Sir G. S. Stuckley, Bart. The church is ancient; has a pinnacled tower; contains an altar tomb of Sir John Chamond; and was reported in 1859 as not good. There are a national school and almshouses.

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Launcells One-Place Study