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St Michael Carhayes, Cornwall

Historical Description

Michael Carhayes, St, a parish in Cornwall, on Veryan Bay, 3 miles SE by E of Tregony, and 8 S by E of Grampound Road station on the G.W.R. Post town, St Austell. Acreage, 861; population, 143. The mansion of the Trevanions once stood here, and a castellated Gothic building, by the architect of Buckingham Palace, now occupies its site, and has in the wall of its entrance gallery a stone sculptured with the royal arms, supposed to be of the time of one of the Edwards. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; value, £110 with residence. The church has a castellated tower, contains old helmets, swords, and gauntlets of the Trevanion family, including a sword wielded by Sir Hugh Trevanion at Bosworth Field, and was restored in 1883.

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. Michael St. Michael 
Poor Law unionSt. Austell 

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL26
Post TownSt. Austell