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The parish of Calstock was originally in the Liskeard Registration District (1837 to 1860). There were sub-districts at Callington, Lerrin, Liskeard and Looe. It was then transferred into the Tavistock Registration District of Devon. However, it is now in the St Germans Registration District and comprises 5760 acres of land, 70 acres of water, 44 acres of tidal water and 21 acres of foreshore.
The parish is named after the old English for a settlement 'stoch' preceded by an unknown word, possibly a personal
name. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Calestoch.
At that time it had land for 12 ploughs; there were 30 villagers and 30
smallholders with 6 ploughs, and 100 acres of woodland.
This was one of the 228 manors that were given to the Earl of Mortain, the
brother of William the Conqueror.
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2. "Latchley, the story of a Tamar Valley Village" by Nikki Chaplin. This can be obtained from the author - email firstname.lastname@example.org
3. The Tamar Valley at Work by R T Paige
All 3 volumes are now out of print, but can be found occasionally on the websites mentioned above.
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