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Menheniot, Cornwall

Historical Description

Menheniot or Menhynnet, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands 2½ miles ESE of Liskeard, has a station on the G.W.R., 256 miles from London, and a post and money order office under Liskeard; telegraph office at railway station. Acreage of parish, 7002; population, 1191. The parish council, under the Local Government Act, 1894, consists of eleven members. The manor belonged anciently to the Carminows, and passed to the Trelawneys. A seat of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, was at Tencreek. There once was a lepers' hospital. The rocks include schist, serpentine, and lead and tin ores. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £500 with residence. Patron, Exeter College, Oxford. The church is Later English, has a tower and spire, and has been re&toied and enlarged. William of Wykeham, Holwell Carr, who gave his pictures to the National Gallery, and Dr Kennicott, the great Oriental scholar, were vicars.

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 parishMenheniot St. Neot 
Poor Law unionLiskeard 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Menheniot 1554-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Menheniot from the following:


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL14
Post TownLiskeard