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St Gennys, Cornwall

Historical Description

Gennys, St, a parish in Cornwall, on the coast of the Bristol Channel, 10 miles NNE of Camelford, and 16 NW of Launceston station on the G.W.R. Post town, Stratton; money order and telegraph office, Boscastle. Acreage, 6067; population,. 430. The surface is diversified by pleasant vale and bold hills. The rocks include slate and copper ore. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £100 with residence. Patron, the Earl of St Germans The church is ancient, but good, and was restored in 1871. There are Methodist and Bible Christian 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 parishSt. Gennys St. German 
Poor Law unionStratton 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX23
Post TownBude