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Feock, Cornwall

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OS grid reference  SW824384
Ceremonial county  Cornwall
Country  England
Dialling code  01872
Unitary authority  Cornwall
Civil parish  Feock
Region  South West
Local time  Friday 9:16 PM
UK parliament constituency  Truro and Falmouth
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Population  3,708 (Civil Parish, 2011 including Bissom)
Weather  9°C, Wind SE at 19 km/h, 94% Humidity

Feock (Cornish: Lannfyek) is a coastal civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Truro at the head of Carrick Roads on the River Fal. To the south, the parish is bordered by Restronguet Creek and to the east by Carrick Roads and the River Fal. To the north it is bordered by Kea parish and to the west by Perranarworthal parish.

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Map of Feock, UK

Feock parish includes the villages of Carnon Downs, Chycoose, Devoran, Goon Piper, Harcourt, Killiganoon, Penelewey, Penpol, Porthgwidden, Restronguet Point, Trevilla, and Trelissick. The electoral ward is called Feock and Kea. At the 2011 census it had a population of 4,511 whereas the civil parish including Bissom has a population of 3,708 only.

The garden of the Trelissick Estate is a National Trust property. The King Harry Ferry takes cars across the Fal to Philleigh and the Roseland Peninsula.

Feock lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.

Parish church

The Parish Church is dedicated to Saint Feoca, about whom very little is known. Although the saint is usually assumed to have been female, Hals described a stained glass window in the church with St Feock portrayed as a man. The church has a 13th-century tower and font, the remainder being 19th-century. As late as 1640, according to Hals, the sacrament was administered by the Reverend William Jackson in Cornish as the people understood no other language. Feock feast was observed on 2 February.

There are two Cornish crosses in the parish: one is in the churchyard and the other at Trelissick. The cross in the churchyard probably dates from the 13th century (it has a crude crucifixus figure on one side of the head and a foliated cross on the other). The cross at Trelissick was moved from St Erth in the 1840s; it has a crude crucifixus figure on the front of the head but the back is defaced.

Thomas Lobb, Victorian botanist and plant hunter is buried in Devoran churchyard. Trelissick Garden has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1955 when it was donated by Ida Copeland following the death of her son Geoffrey, a stained glass memorial—bearing the Copeland Crest—remains to this effect in the small church in Feock.

Twinning

Feock is twinned with:

  • Hôpital-Camfrout (An Ospital) a Breton village in Finistère, Brittany, France.
  • References

    Feock, Cornwall Wikipedia


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