Fowey (Old Cornish: Nant Eglos, meaning church valley) is
a coastal civil parish in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It
is situated on the east side of the tidal estuary of the River Fowey
which separates it from the town and civil parish of Fowey.
To the north, Lanteglos-by-
Fowey is bounded by the parish of St Veep,
to the east by the parish of Lansallos, and to the south by the sea.
The parish is in the
Liskeard Registration District and the population
in the 2001 and 2011 census was 994. and Penpol Creek forms part of
the northern boundary.
The village of Lanteglos Highway is in the north of the parish.
The parish church of Saint
Wyllow is at Churchtown hamlet
(50°20′02″N 4°36′29″W / 50.334°N 4.608°W /
50.334; -4.608 (Saint Wyllow)) just over a mile (2 km) to the
south. St Saviour church (a chapel-of-ease of the parish church) is
situated in Polruan, the largest settlement in the parish.
The riverside village of
Bodinnick lies to the west of the parish. A
car ferry to
Fowey departs from there.
The hamlet of Whitecross (50°20′46″N 4°36′58″W /
50.346°N 4.616°W / 50.346; -4.616 (Whitecross)) lies
between Lanteglos Highway and Bodinnick. It has a village hall.
The hamlet of
Mixtow lies on the
River Fowey to the west. There was a
lime kiln here and a watermill to the north at Castle.
Pont Pill is a tidal creek which runs through the parish. The hamlet
of Pont (50°20′02″N 4°36′29″W / 50.334°N 4.608°W
/ 50.334; -4.608 (Pont)) lies on the stream running into the pill.
There was a quay, granary, two limekilns, malt house, warehouse, corn
mill, three watermills (dating from 1298, 1309 and 1423) a sawmill,
beer house and blacksmith in Pont. An isolation hospital for sailors
Yellow Fever was built further down the pill toward
South West Coast Path
South West Coast Path runs along the southern coasts of the parish
and much of the southern part of the parish lies in the
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Site of Special Scientific Interest managed by the National
Trust. Lantic Bay is a beach on the coast.
1 Parish church
2 Historic estates
4 External links
The parish church, dedicated to St Wyllow, was built in the 14th
century and refashioned in the 15th. The 16th century benchends and
panels from family pews have been preserved in the Victorian
restoration by E. H. Sedding. The church contains the brasses of
Thomas de Mohun (d.1400) of Hall in Lanteglos (grandson of Reginald de
Mohun and his wife Elizabeth FitzWilliams) and also a monument to
John Mohun (d.1508) of Hall (great-grandson of Thomas de Mohun
(d.1400)) and his wife Anne Code (d.1508), who both died within a
day of each other of sweating sickness.
Main article: Hall, Lanteglos-by-Fowey
Hall. In the parish of Lanteglos is situated the estate of Hall, an
ancient seat of the Mohun family (a junior branch of Mohun of Dunster
Castle in Somerset, feudal barons of Dunster), also seated at
Boconnoc, which branch was one of the four co-heirs of Edward
Earl of Devon
Earl of Devon (1527–1556) the last of the mediaeval
Courtenay Earls of Devon.
^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for
National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200
Newquay & Bodmin
^ GENUKI website; Lanteglos-by-Fowey; retrieved 8 Feb 2015
^ a b Fogg, Alison (2013). "History of Polruan". lanteglos.org.uk.
Retrieved 17 July 2013.
^ Martin Dykes and Maureen Ogg. "Pont Pill".
Fowey Harbour Heritage
Society. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
^ "Lantic Bay and Lansallos". National Trust. Retrieved 17 July
^ Betjeman, J. (ed.) (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish
Churches: the South. London: Collins; p. 148
^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon:
Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter,
1895, pp.564-6, pedigree of Mohun
^ Dunkin, E. (1882) Monumental Brasses. London, Spottiswoode
^ Drewm Samuel (ed.), The History of Cornwall: From the Earlist
Records and Traditions..., Vol. 2, Ancient Monuments in the Church of
Lanteglos, Helston, 1824, p.407 
Parish church of Lanteglos-by-Fowey: St Wyllow
Lanteglos Parish Council website
History of Polruan
Ceremonial county of Cornwall
Council of the Isles of Scilly
St Columb Major
St Just in Penwith
See also: List of civil parishes in Cornwall
Population of major settlements
Places of interest
Outline of Cornwall
Index of Cornwall-related articles
Civil parishes of South East
Dobwalls and Trewidland
Landrake with St Erney