Flushing, Cornwall

Historical Description

Flushing, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Cornwall. The village stands on the Falmouth branch of Falmouth harbour, opposite Falmouth town, and 2 miles from Penryn station on the G.W.R., with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Falmouth. Population of parish, 983. It is reputed to be the warmest place in Cornwall, serves as a sub-port to Falmouth, and was founded by the Trefusis family. Oyster-fishing is carried on. The parish was separated from Mylor in 1841. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £170. The church is a small building; was restored in 1871, and improved in 1893. There are three dissenting chapels.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Cornwall
Civil parish Mylor
Hundred Kerrier
Poor Law union Falmouth

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR11
Post TownFalmouth