Tregony, a decayed town and a parish in Cornwall. The town stands on the river Fal, 4 miles S by E of Grampound Road station on the G.W.R., and 7½ E by N of Truro. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Grampound Road, and is the head of a petty sessional division. Acreage of the civil parish, 141; population, 558; of the ecclesiastical, 699. There is a parish council consisting of ten members. The town occupies the site of the Roman Cenio or Voluba, belonged at Domesday to the Earl of Mortaigne, passed to the Pomeroys, the Boscawens, the Bassets, and others; acquired in the time of Richard a moated. castle of the Pomeroys, some vestiges of which still exist; sent two members to Parliament from the time of Edward I. till 1832, and was then disfranchised. The living is a rectory, united with Cuby, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £300. The church is in Cuby parish. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Bible Christian chapels. There was anciently a Benedictine monastery in the parish.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Tregony from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Tregoney cum St. James)
Online maps of Tregony are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.