Gwinear, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands 2¼ miles ENE of Hayle, and has a station, of the name of Gwinear Road, on the G.W.R., 314 from London. It has a post office under Hayle; money order and telegraph office, Rosewarne. The parish includes also the hamlets of Fraddam, Tregortha, Carnhell Green, Rewala, Relistian, Roseworthy, and Wall. Acreage, 4647; population, 1548. Two old seats, now farmhouses, Roseworthy and Lanyon, are near the village, the former once the property of the Arundels of Lanherne, the latter the seat of the Lanyons, one of whom was Captain Lanyon, who accompanied Cook in his voyages round the world. The rocks include slate, much copper ore, and some silver. Many coins of the later Roman emperors have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £230 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Truro. The church has a north aisle built by the Arundels, and containing a marble monument to one of their family, and is good. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Gwinear St. Winnear|
|Poor Law union||Redruth|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Gwinear from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Gwinear (St. Winnear))
Online maps of Gwinear are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.