Altarnon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. The modern name of Altarnun is a corruption of the earlier Altarnon.
Alternative names: Alternon, Alternun, Altarnun, Altarnun
Other places in the parish include: Bowithwick.
Status: Ancient Parish
Parish church: St. Nonna
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1610
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611
Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.
Parishes adjacent to Altarnon
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
ALTERNON, or Altarnun, a parish and a subdistrict in the district of Launceston, Cornwall. The parish lies round the head-streams of the rivers Inny and Lynher, 8 miles WSW of Launceston, and 12 N of Doublebois r. station. It has a post office under Launceston. Acres, 15,014. Real property, £6,272. Pop., 1,389. Houses, 279. The property is much subdivided. Much of the land is very poor or barren. The minerals include granite, hornblende, and stream-tin. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £320. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is a fine building, and has the highest tower in Cornwall, except that of Probus. St. Nunn, the mother of St. David of Wales, is said to have been buried here; and Jowle, the clerk in the time of Charles II., died at the age of 150. There are chapels for Wesleyan Methodists and Bible Christians. Charities, £6. The subdistrict comprises 4 parishes. Acres, 22,489. Pop., 2,496. Houses, 501.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850
Alternon, 6 m. S.W. Launceston. P. 1334
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.
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- County: Cornwall
- Civil Registration District: Launceston
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
- Diocese: Exeter
- Rural Deanery: Trigg Major
- Poor Law Union: Launceston
- Hundred: Lesnewth
- Province: Canterbury