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Manaccan, Cornwall

Historical Description

Manaccan, a village and parish in Cornwall. The village stands near the coast, 6½ miles SSW of Falmouth station on the G.W.R., and has a post and telegraph office under Helston; money order office, St Keverne. Acreage of parish, 1746 of land and 120 of water; population, 379. The metal titanium was first found here in the stream of Tregonwell Mill by the Rev W. Gregor, and the mineral containing it is a titanifer-ous iron, and has been called manaccanite or gregorite. An ancient double-entrenched camp is at Resmorden, and Roman coins have been found near it. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £180 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Truro. The church is ancient, was enlarged in 1824, and restored in 1888. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Vestiges of an ancient chapel are at Tregonwell. The Rev R. Polewhele, author of a history of Cornwall, was vicar.

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 CountyCornwall 
Ecclesiastical parishManaccan St. Menaacus and St. Dunstan 
Poor Law unionHelston 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Manaccan from the following:


Online maps of Manaccan are available from a number of sites:

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 districtTR12
Post TownHelston