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St Germans, Cornwall

St Germans is a village and civil parish in east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It stands on the St Germans River or Lynher River, part of the Tamar Estuary. It takes its name from the St. German's Priory generally associated with St Germanus, although W.M. M Picken theorises the church was initially associated with a local saint, but was gradually replaced by the 14th century. This magnificent and ancient Norman church is adjacent to the Port Eliot estate of the present Earl of St Germans.
Post townSALTASH
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX3557
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01503
Population1,427 (2001)

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

Abbytone ~ Germans St ~ S. Germans ~ Saint Germans

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

St Germans.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Cornwall - par. (containing Hessenford and Tideford), 10,097 ac., pop. 2307; town, on Lynher Creek, 9½ miles NW. of Plymouth; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. This is a very old town, and from the 9th to the 11th century was the seat of a bishop. The Church of St Germans, with tower of 13th century, is very interesting. The town carries on an export trade in coal, and has a stock fair in May, and some fisheries.

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