' SAINT NEOT, to whom this parish is indebted for its name, may justly claim more popular celebrity than any other Saint in Cornwall. There are few to be found to whom his name is not familiar, and his miracles are recounted among the wonders of departed days.
The parish of St. Neot lies in the deanery and hundred of West. It is about eight miles north-east from Lostwithiel, the same distance south-east from Bodmin, five miles west-north-west from Liskeard, which is its post town. With the exception of Alternun, this is the largest parish in the county, containing 12,739 acres. It lies on a small stream, called St. Neot's River, a branch of the Fowey.
The Church, whose windows form the subject of the following sketch, is a handsome and spacious fabric, built with square blocks of granite, adorned with sculpture, and embattled walls. The south side is in a much more elegant style than the north, which perhaps may be considered of an earlier date. The pinnacles of the buttress between the south windows are elegant, and ascending considerably above the parapet of the roof, give the exterior an airy appearance. The interior consists of a spacious nave and chancel, which divides two aisles of similar dimensions, and extends from the west door of the tower to the east window of the chancel 116 feet, the breadth is 55 feet.... '
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