Hessenford, Cornwall

Historical Description

Hessenford, a village and an ecclesiastical district in St Germans parish, Cornwall. The village stands in a deep-wooded bottom, on the river Seaton, 4 miles W of St Germans station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under St Germans; money order and telegraph office, St Germans. The district was constituted in 1852. Population, 948. The land extends to the coast, and many of the inhabitants are fishermen. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £280 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1871, and is in the Early English style. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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


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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL11
Post TownTorpoint