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Coordinates: 50°35′15″N 4°20′52″W / 50.5876, -4.3478
Lezant
Cornish: Lannsans
Lezant Church - geograph.org.uk - 423747
Lezant Church



Cornwall UK location map
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Lezant

Red pog.svg Lezant shown within Cornwall
Population 751 (Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SX339791
Parish Lezant
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LAUNCESTON
Postcode district PL15
Dialling code 01579
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South East Cornwall
List of places: UK • England • Cornwall


Lezant (Cornish: Lannsans) is a civil parish and village in east Cornwall, United Kingdom. Lezant village is situated approximately five miles (8 kilometres) south of Launceston[1].

The parish of Lezant is in the Launceston registration district. The county border with Devon forms the parish's eastern boundary. It is bounded on the north by South Petherwin and Lawhitton. The population of the parish in the 2001 census was 751[2].

Lezant parish church is dedicated to St Michael and was considerably restored in 1869. There was formerly an ancient chapel at Trecarrel (or Trecarrell) (see below) dedicated to St Mary Magdalene but it no longer exists.[3]

TrecarrelEdit

At Trecarrel is the hall built by Sir Henry Trecarrel (now used as a barn) very early in the 16th century. The carved stones intended to embellish the hall were afterwards used in the building of the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene at Launceston. The hall is impressive with fine Perpendicular windows and oak wagon roof; the chapel was still in existence in 1925.[4] King Charles I arrived in Cornwall and spent the night at Trecarrel, 1 August 1644.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 9780319231463
  2. ^ [1] GENUKI website; Lezant; retrieved April 2010
  3. ^ [2] GENUKI website; Lezant; retrieved April 2010
  4. ^ Cornish Church Guide (1925)
  5. ^ [3] 'Parishes: Lawhitton - Luxulion', Magna Britannia: volume 3: Cornwall (1814), pp. 193-206.
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