Tregony, Cornwall

Historical Description

Tregony, a decayed town and a parish in Cornwall. The town stands on the river Fal, 4 miles S by E of Grampound Road station on the G.W.R., and 7½ E by N of Truro. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Grampound Road, and is the head of a petty sessional division. Acreage of the civil parish, 141; population, 558; of the ecclesiastical, 699. There is a parish council consisting of ten members. The town occupies the site of the Roman Cenio or Voluba, belonged at Domesday to the Earl of Mortaigne, passed to the Pomeroys, the Boscawens, the Bassets, and others; acquired in the time of Richard a moated. castle of the Pomeroys, some vestiges of which still exist; sent two members to Parliament from the time of Edward I. till 1832, and was then disfranchised. The living is a rectory, united with Cuby, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £300. The church is in Cuby parish. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Bible Christian chapels. There was anciently a Benedictine monastery in the parish.

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

Administration

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Ancient County Cornwall
Hundred Powder
Poor Law union Truro

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CountyCornwall
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTR2
Post TownTruro