St Mabyn, Cornwall

Historical Description

Mabyn, St, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands 2 miles from Highway station on the North Cornwall railway, and 5 NNW of Bodmin station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Bodmin; money order and telegraph office, Wadebridge. Acreage of parish, 4101; population, 628. Colquite was the seat of the Marneys. Tredethy is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; value, £670 with residence. The church is ancient, and has a pinnacled tower 80 feet high. The building was thoroughly restored in 1889. There are Wesleyan and Methodist chapels. The Rev. Charles Peters, the author of a " Dissertation on Homer and Job," was rector from 1726 to 1774.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Cornwall
Hundred Trigg
Poor Law union Bodmin

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at St Mabyn 1562-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL30
Post TownBodmin