Newlyn or East Newlyn, Cornwall
Newlyn or East Newlyn, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands on elevated ground, under Newlyn Down, 7½ miles SW of St Columb Major, and 7 WNW of Grampound Road station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Grampound Road; telegraph office, Newquay. The parish contains also the ancient manor of Cargol and part of the disfranchised borough of Mitchell. Acreage, 8371; population, 1191. Cargol belonged to the Bodmin Priory, passed to the Bishops of Exeter, and had an episcopal palace. Trerice was the seat of Lord John Arundell, who defended Pendennis Castle when he was eighty years of age, and is now represented by only a fragment. Newlyn House belongs to the Ackland family, is an interesting ancient mansion, and has been restored. Treludra belonged to the Borlases. The surface is hilly and partly intersected by deep vales. The rocks include slate, limestone, and lead ore. East Huel Rose was one of the largest lead mines in Cornwall, and yielded about forty ounces of silver per ton of ore. There are several chalybeate springs. Several barrows are on the hills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £315. Patron, the Bishop of Truro. The church is ancient, cruciform, and spacious; has at various periods been much altered by repairs and reconstructions; was thoroughly restored in 1883, has an embattled and pinnacled tower, and contains some old carvings and monuments of the Arundells. There are Wesleyan and Bryanite chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Newlyn St. Newlyn|
|Poor Law union||St. Columb Major|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Newlyn or East Newlyn from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Newlyn (St. Newlyn))
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.