Gwinear, Cornwall

Historical Description

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.

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
Ecclesiastical parish Gwinear St. Winnear
Hundred Penwith
Poor Law union Redruth

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR27
Post TownHayle