St Day, Cornwall
Day, St, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Gwennap parish, Cornwall. The village stands on an eminence, 1½ mile from Scorrier Gate station on the G.W.R., and 2½ miles E by N of Redruth; commands a view of a wondrous mining region around it; and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Scorrier. There is an institute and a free library. A fair is held on " Feast Monday," which is three weeks after Whit Monday, and a market on Saturdays. There is a velvet-cutting factory and safety fuse works. Some years ago as much as £30,000 per month was paid in miners' wages within a radius of 1¼ mile from St Day. There is not now a single mine worked in the parish of Gwennap. The parish was constituted in 1835. Population, 2292. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £250. Patron, the Vicar of Gwennap. The church was built in 1828. A chancel was added in 1891. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. A chapel once stood here which was a great resort of pilgrims.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Redruth|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for St Day from the following:
Online maps of St Day 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.