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Werrington, Cornwall

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Werrington, Cornwall

Werrington is a civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It was formerly in Devon. In Werrington Park is a substantial house built by Sir Francis Drake about 1620. A larger mansion was built next to it on the site of old parish church in the early 18th century (the architect may have been William Kent). The parish church of St Martin was built in 1742 in the Gothic style; the tower is from the old church.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX3287
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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

Uluredintone ~ Uluredintona

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

Werrington.-- par. and vil., Devon - par., 5000 ac., pop. 658; vil., 2 miles N. of Launceston; has slate quarries; Werrington House, seat, is in vicinity.

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