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St Minver, Cornwall

Historical Description

Minver, St, a parish in Cornwall, on the coast, 3½ miles NW by N of Wadebridge station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. It is cut into two divisions, Highlands and Lowlands, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office, under Wadebridge. Acreage of the Highlands portion, 5335; of the Lowlands, 2286; population of the former, 515; of the latter, 352; of the ecclesiastical parish, 867. The manor was known at Domesday as Rosminver, and belonged to Bodmin Priory. St Minver House and Trewoman are chief residences. A creek comes up the SE boundary, and has a quay. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £280 with residence. The church, dedicated to St Minefreda, stands in the Highland division, has a tower with a lofty spire, and contains some good monuments and brasses. Two chapels of ease, called St Michael's and St Enodoc's, are in the Lowland division. There are Wesleyan, Bible Christian, and Methodist 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 unionBodmin 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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


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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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL27
Post TownWadebridge