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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"ENDELLION, a parish in the hundred of Trigg, county Cornwall, 5 miles N. of Wadebridge, its post town, and 9 N.W. of Bodmin. It is situated on the coast, about midway between Tintagel Head and Padstow Point, near the bays of Quin and Port Isaac, the fishing town of the latter being within this parish. Copper, lead, manganese, antimony, and the peculiar rock known as " mandlestone," are found here. A large number of the people are engaged in the fisheries, of which the pilchard is the chief. Slate is extensively quarried and shipped hence to various parts of the United Kingdom. Nearly the whole of the land is arable. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £196, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, a stone structure, standing on an eminence, is dedicated to St. Endellion, and having a lofty tower, is regarded as a landmark by the mariner. It is collegiate, and contains three prebends, which are sinecures, exclusive of the rectory, viz. Endellion, Bodmin, or Kings, value £63, Trehaverock, value £115, and Mornhays. The Wesleyan and Association Methodists and the Bible Christians have each a chapel. According to tradition there was anciently a religious house belonging to the Grey Friars in the vale of St. Tillick. On the estate of Roscarrock in this parish are two barrows.

"PORT-GAVORN, a small seaport in the parish of Endellion, hundred of Trigg, county Cornwall, half a mile E. of Port-Isaac. It is situated on the coast of the Bristol Channel. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the shipping of slate from the Delabole quarry, and in the importation of coal from Wales. The pilchard fishery was formerly very productive."

"PORT-GUIN, (or Port Quin), a small seaport in the parish of Endellion, hundred of Trigg, county Cornwall, 8 miles N.W. of Camelford. It is situated on the coast of the Bristol Channel, and was formerly a large fishing village. The only trade is at present in the importation of coal.

"PORT-ISAAC, a village and small seaport in the parish of Endellion, hundred of Trigg, county Cornwall, 7 miles W. by N. of Camelford. It is situated on the coast of the Bristol Channel, and is a subport to Padstow. It has a small coasting trade, the business being chiefly in the shipping of corn and the importation of coal from Wales. The pilchard fishery, which was formerly extensively carried on, has declined. In the vicinity antimony is found. There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans."