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St Martin in Meneage, Cornwall

Historical Description

Martin-in-Meneage, St, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands on the river Hel, 7 miles SE by E of Helston station on the G.W.R., and 9 S by W of Penrhyn. It has a post office under Helston; money order office, St Keverne; telegraph office, Helston. Acreage of the civil parish, 2371; population, 336; of the ecclesiastical, 1088. Tre-mayne was the seat of the Tremayne family and the residence of Capt. Wallis the circumnavigator. Trelowan'en is a chief residence. The rocks include limestone and serpentine. An ancient camp, occupying 14 acres, andsurrounded by a very deep fosse, is at Gear, and another ancient camp is at Carvallack. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Mawgan, in the diocese of Truro; value, £500 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1830, but retains the tower of the previous edifice. 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 
Poor Law unionHelston 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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.