Feock, Cornwall

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Feock is situated on the river Fal, and the name comes from that of the little known saint, Fioc or Feoca, who local tradition states, lived in a small hut near a well in the area named La Feock.

An amalgam of whitewashed cottages plus some modern properties, clustered on the banks of a creek overlooking the Carrick Roads. the village has a small church with a separate 13th century tower and an unusual lych gate with an upper slate hung story. A lane runs down to the shingley Loe Beach.

To the south there is the King Harry Ferry from Restronguet point to Restronguet Passage on the other side. The well known Pandora Inn is on the Mylor side of the creek. The ferry was on the main post road from Falmouth to Truro in the 19th century.

One of the oldest sites in the parish is at Tregew, a farmhouse first recorded in the taxation of the vicarage of Feock on the 23rd August 1315. It later became grander and was owned by the Edmonds family in the 17th century. Charles Henderson, writing in the 1920s says 'It still has the appearance of a gentleman's seat, with its park-like surroundings, interspersed here and there with rows of stately elms'. Today it is one of the most interesting and impressive buildings in Feock. There is reason to believe that the present house stands on the site of an ancient monastery which at different times housed both monks and nuns. Ghost stories have been associated with this house

Trelissick House and its extensive gardens, now owned by the National Trust are to the west of the village. The estate at the head of the Fal Estuary has extensive park and woodland walks beside the river. Although the house is not open to the public, the beautiful gardens are. They offer year-round colour, with the spring blooms being particularly colourful. In addition to the gardens you can find an art and craft gallery, shop, plants for sale, restaurant, café and a fine Georgian stable block.

A little village in this parish is named Come-to-Good where they held the first meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in this part of Cornwall.

King Harry Ferry is 1 of only 5 remaining chain ferries operating in England. The all year round service can take up to 28 cars per trip and attracts both commuters and tourists to the beautiful wooded riverbanks. It operates between Feock and Philleigh (on the Roseland). It cuts the journey time from Truro to the Roseland by up to 25-30 miles on a round trip. The ferry trip across this narrow part of the Fal is particularly pleasant.

Feock, Cornwall Genealogical information from Genuki

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