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Survey of English Place-Names

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St Giles on the Heath

Major Settlement in the Parish of St Giles on the Heath

Historical Forms

  • capella Sancti Egidii 1202 Launceston 14th Tax 1291
  • parochia Sancti Egidii 1532 Recov
  • St Gylses en le Hethe 1585 DeedsEnrolled
  • St Gyles in le Hethe 1585 Recov


The place takes its name from the dedication of its church to St Giles (Egidius).

Places in the same Parish