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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


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

Ancient CountyCornwall 
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:


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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 districtPL12
Post TownSaltash