The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"COLAN, a parish in the hundred of Pyder, in the county of Cornwall, 3 miles S.W. of St. Columb, its post town, and 4 N. of St. Enoder. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £163, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Colan, is an ancient stone edifice, said to have been built by Bishop Bronscomb, of Exeter, about 1252, and contains brasses to the Cosworth and Blewitt families. The Wesleyans and Bible Christians have places of worship. There are schools connected with the church. The principal landowner is Sir Richard Vivian, Bart. The Feast of St. Collin is held on the Wednesday following the first Sunday in May"