Menheniot or Menhynnet, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands 2½ miles ESE of Liskeard, has a station on the G.W.R., 256 miles from London, and a post and money order office under Liskeard; telegraph office at railway station. Acreage of parish, 7002; population, 1191. The parish council, under the Local Government Act, 1894, consists of eleven members. The manor belonged anciently to the Carminows, and passed to the Trelawneys. A seat of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, was at Tencreek. There once was a lepers' hospital. The rocks include schist, serpentine, and lead and tin ores. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £500 with residence. Patron, Exeter College, Oxford. The church is Later English, has a tower and spire, and has been re&toied and enlarged. William of Wykeham, Holwell Carr, who gave his pictures to the National Gallery, and Dr Kennicott, the great Oriental scholar, were vicars.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Menheniot St. Neot|
|Poor Law union||Liskeard|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Menheniot 1554-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Menheniot from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Menheniot (St. Neot))
Online maps of Menheniot 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.