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Pelynt, Cornwall

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Pelynt, Cornwall

Pelynt is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated 20 miles (32 km) west of Plymouth and four miles (6.5 km) west-northwest of Looe. Pelynt has a population of around 1,124. The parish of Pelynt is mentioned in the Domesday Book when it was valued much higher than Looe. The name derives from Cornish plu (parish) and the name of Saint Non, the mother of St David. The parish church is dedicated to St Nonna and built in the Perpendicular style.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX2055
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
 

Other names by which Pelynt, Cornwall has been known in the past

Plewent ~ Plynt ~ Plunent

Pelynt, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pelynt, par. and vil., Cornwall - par., 4683 ac., pop. 672; vil., 10 miles SW. of Liskeard; P.O.; near the vil. is Pelynt House, seat.

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