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Parish Church Egloskerry
Parish Church
holy well
Holy Well
Egloskerry Village Hall
Village Hall 
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Egloskerry
 
   

Egloskerry:

Old Station Egloskerry Winter Scene

The parish of Egloskerry (Cornish: Egloskerri), otherwise Egloscruc), is situated in the Deanery of Trigg Major and Hundred of East.

Rather a pretty village, with the houses in the centre being at angles to the road, and broken up by attractive spaces. The tree on the green is where the lane down into the Kensey valley turns off.

Egloskerry is bounded on the north by the River Attery which separates it from the parish of North Petherwin, on the east by St Stephen-by-Launceston, and St Thomas-by-Launceston, on the south by Trewen and Laneast, and on the west by Laneast and Tresmere. The name is Cornish for 'Church of Keri'. This saint is believed to be female and one of the 24 children of the Welsh king Broccan.

The parish is about 5 miles north-west of Launceston and consists of the village of Egloskerry and many outlying hamlets and farms. Besides the Churchtown, these include Tregeare, Badharlick, and Trebeath.

The parish comprises 3253 acres of land and 9 acres water.

The Penheale Estate is located within the parish and was mentioned as one of 284 manors in Cornwall by the Domesday Book of 1086.

Egloskerry received railroad service on 21 July 1892 when the London & South Western Railway, or LSWR, opened a line between Launceston and Tresmeer. But the actual opening date for Egloskerry Station was 3 October 1892. The small goods yard at the station closed on 9 May 1960 and the station completely a few years later. On 3 October 1966, the line that passed through Egloskerry closed entirely.Holy Well / Spring in Cornwall. To find this holy well cross the road from the Egloskerry Church into a parking area. At the back of this parking area take the walking track a short way and climb the stile into a field, turn hard right and cross the field to the fence line, follow the fence line back up towards the church until you see the well on your left. Unfortunately the well has been fitted with a very basic grill which doesn’t enhance its appearance. The holy water used for baptisms is still taken from the Holy Well.