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St Mabyn, Cornwall

Historical Description

Mabyn, St, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands 2 miles from Highway station on the North Cornwall railway, and 5 NNW of Bodmin station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Bodmin; money order and telegraph office, Wadebridge. Acreage of parish, 4101; population, 628. Colquite was the seat of the Marneys. Tredethy is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; value, £670 with residence. The church is ancient, and has a pinnacled tower 80 feet high. The building was thoroughly restored in 1889. There are Wesleyan and Methodist chapels. The Rev. Charles Peters, the author of a " Dissertation on Homer and Job," was rector from 1726 to 1774.

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 
Poor Law unionBodmin 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at St Mabyn 1562-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

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


Online maps of St Mabyn 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 districtPL30
Post TownBodmin