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St Day, Cornwall

Historical Description

Day, St, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Gwennap parish, Cornwall. The village stands on an eminence, 1½ mile from Scorrier Gate station on the G.W.R., and 2½ miles E by N of Redruth; commands a view of a wondrous mining region around it; and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Scorrier. There is an institute and a free library. A fair is held on " Feast Monday," which is three weeks after Whit Monday, and a market on Saturdays. There is a velvet-cutting factory and safety fuse works. Some years ago as much as £30,000 per month was paid in miners' wages within a radius of 1¼ mile from St Day. There is not now a single mine worked in the parish of Gwennap. The parish was constituted in 1835. Population, 2292. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £250. Patron, the Vicar of Gwennap. The church was built in 1828. A chancel was added in 1891. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. A chapel once stood here which was a great resort of pilgrims.

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 
Civil parishGwennap 
Poor Law unionRedruth 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for St Day from the following:


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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 districtTR16
Post TownRedruth