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St Keyne, Cornwall

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St Keyne, Cornwall

St Keyne is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The parish lies between the parishes of Liskeard and Duloe. In Victorian times the holywell in St Keyne had the reputation of conferring supremacy to the marriage partner who first tasted it. The church is dedicated to Saint Keyne said to be one of the daughters of legendary Welsh King Brychan. The village is served by a railway station known as St Keyne Wishing Well Halt.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX2460
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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

Keyne St ~ Lametton ~ St Kean

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

St Keyne (or St Kean), par. and vil., Cornwall - par., 944 ac., pop. 162; vil., on river Looe, 2 miles S. of Liskeard; P.O.; near the vil. is the famous Well of St Keyne, which Southey has made the subject of a ballad.

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