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Mawnan, Cornwall

Historical Description

Mawnan, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands 4 miles SSW of Falmouth town and station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under Falmouth; money order and telegraph office, Falmouth. The parish comprises 2116 acres, of which 160 are water and foreshore; population, 479. The rocks include slate, granite, porphyry, and iron and copper ores. An ancient circular camp is at Carlidnack. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; value, £240 with residence. The church is ancient, in good condition, and has a tower which serves as a landmark to mariners. The whole building was thoroughly restored in 1880. A chapel of ease was erected in 1874 at Mawnan Smith. There are Bryanite and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishMawnan St. Mona 
Poor Law unionFalmouth 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Mawnan from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR11
Post TownFalmouth