St Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall
Mawgan-in-Pyder, St, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands in a valley on a considerable stream, 2 miles from the coast, 3½ NW by W of St Columb Major, and 5½ from St Columb Road station on the G.W.R., and has a post and money order office, of the name of Mawgan, under St Columb; telegraph office, St Columb. The parish extends to the coast, and comprises 5525 acres; population, 708. The ancient manor house, now a nunnery, is noticed in the article LANHERNE. A cove called Mawgan Porth is at the mouth of the stream which waters Mawgan village, and a romantic little bay called Bodrothan Steps is about a mile to the N. Traces of ancient earthworks are near the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £467 with residence. The church is ancient, has been beautifully restored, and contains an old screen and several brasses and monuments to the Arundells. The churchyard contains a very interesting sculptured cross. There are Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist and Roman Catholic chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for St Mawgan in Pydar from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Mawgan-in-Pyder)
Online maps of St Mawgan in Pydar are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- 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.