St Anthony in Meneage, Cornwall
Anthony-in-Meneage, St, a parish in Cornwall, on the S shore of the estuary of Helford, 5½ miles S by W of Falmouth, and 11 from Helston railway station. Post town, Helston; money order office, Helford; telegraph office, Manaccan. Acreage, 1419 of land and 237 of water; population, 159. Picturesque creeks branch here from Helford estuary; Dinas Promontory projects at its mouth, and commands fine views; and the Great and Little Dinas entrenchments, originally ancient British camps, command its entrance, and were held as military posts in the civil war of Charles I. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £94 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church stands on the shore, at the base of Dinas Promontory, is an old edifice, with a granite tower and a font; and was a cell to Tywardreath Priory, founded before the time of Richard I.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||St. Anthony in Meneage|
|Poor Law union||Helston|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for St Anthony in Meneage from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Anthony (St. in Meneage))
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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.