Gerrans (St. Gurons)

GERRANS (St. Gurons), a parish, in the union of Truro, W. division of the hundred of Powder and of the county of Cornwall, 4 miles (N.) from St. Mawes; containing 816 inhabitants. The parish is situated at the upper extremity of St. Mawes harbour, being bounded on the east by the English Channel, and comprises by measurement 2460 acres, chiefly arable; 400 are waste land or common: the soil is generally rich. A fair is held for cattle at Trewithian on the 15th of May, and is numerously attended. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter, valued in the king's books at £15. 12. 6.; net income, £258. The church contains a splendid monument to the memory of E. Hobbs, Esq. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans. On the estate of Trewithian is the ancient fortification called Dingerein, supposed by Whitaker to have been the abode of King Gerennius.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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