Week St Mary, Cornwall
Week St Mary, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands 11 miles NW by N of Launceston, and 7 from Tresmeer station on the L. & S.W.R., with a post and telegraph office under Stratton; money order office, Whitestone. Acreage of parish, 6123; population, 548. An ancient fortress stood on Castle Hill. Fairs are held on 29 July, 15 Sept., and the Wednesday before Christmas Day. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; net value, £340 with residence. Patron, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. The church is a building of stone and granite, with a handsome tower, and was restored in 1880 and 1887. There are Free Methodist and Bible Christian chapels. There are traces of a chantry founded about the beginning of the 14th century by a native maiden who became the wife of Sir J. Percival, lord mayor of London.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Week St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Stratton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Week St Mary from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Week (St. Mary))
Online maps of Week St Mary 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.