Kenwyn, a parish in Cornwall. The parish lies partly within Truro borough, is traversed by a rivulet of its own name, and bounded on the E by the rivulet Alien, botli of which fall into the river Fal at Truro, includes the chapelries of St George and St John, and parts of the chapelries of Chace-water, Baldhu, and Mithian. The church is 1 mile NW of Truro town and station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Truro. Acreage, 9200; population of the civil parish, 8495; of the ecclesiastical, 6463. Smelting works are at Calenick and Cavedras. Barrows are on the Downs. The Cornwall Infirmary is within the parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £340 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Truro. The parochial church has been restored and beautified, has a tower, and stands on an eminence commanding an extensive view. There are mission chapels at Idless, Higher Town, Shortlanesend, and Penwetters, and a school chapel at Tre-gavethars. There are also dissenting chapels. By the Parish Councils Act the districts of St John and George were taken from this parish, the remaining portion being divided into two wards, Chacewater and Shortlanesend.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Kenwyn St. Cuby|
|Poor Law union||Truro|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Kenwyn from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Kenwyn (St. Cuby))
Online maps of Kenwyn 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.