Crowan, Cornwall


Crowan, a parish in Cornwall. The village of Praze stands 1 mile from the station on the G.W.R., and 6 miles NNW of Helston. It has a post office under Camborne ; money order and telegraph office, Praze. The parish comprises 7496 acres; population, 2468. The manor has belonged since the time of Richard II. to the family of St Aubyn. Granite, slate, and copper ore occur. Crowan Beacon is 850 feet high, and commands a fine view. A quondam logan-stone, thrown off its balance by some of Cromwell's soldiers, lies half a mile south of the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro ; value, £268 with residence. The church has a tower with a good peal of six bells, contains monuments of the St Aubyns, and was restored in 1872 and completed in 1892. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. There are very large water reservoirs here. Clowance is the chief residence.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Details of the places of worship in Crowan, and their records, can be found on the following pages:

  • dedication unknown (Church of England)

Civil Registration

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Old maps of Crowan are available on the site, and a current map is available on the site.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.