UK Genealogy Archives logo

St Mellion, Cornwall

Historical Description

Mellion, St, a parish and a village in Cornwall. The village stands 2 miles W of the river Tamar at the boundary with Devonshire, 3 SSE of Callington, and 5¼ NW of Saltash station on the G.W.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 2984; population, 285. Newton House belonged to the Ferrers, and passed, to the Corytons and the Hallyans. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; value, £228 with residence. The church is Later English, has been well restored, and contains some curious effigies and armours of the Corytons of the 15th century. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A cattle fair is held on the last Thursday in March.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCornwall 
HundredEast 
Poor Law unionSt. Germans 

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


Census Records

We have transcribed the following census returns for St. Mellion:


Directories & Gazetteers

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


Maps

Online maps of St Mellion 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.

CountyCornwall
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtPL12
Post TownSaltash