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Tywardreath, Cornwall

Historical Description

Tywardreath, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands on a bay of its own name near Par station on the G.W.R., 5 miles E by N of St Austell. It has a post and money order office under Par station; telegraph office, Par. Acreage of the civil parish, 3365; population, 2097; of the ecclesiastical, 1452. The parish includes part of Par chapelry. Menabilly House is the seat of the Rashleigh family. There are a town-hall, a county police station, a reading-room, and a working men's institute. In this parish are the old Fowey Consols tin and copper mines. A cattle fair is held on 10 June, and the parish feasts on St Andrew's Day. A Benedictine priory, a cell to Angiers Abbey in France, was founded here in 1169 by W. de Cardinham.and was given to the Seymours. A three-ditched camp is at Castle Dore. Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage, with Tregaminion, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £255 with residence. The church was almost entirely rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1880. There are a chapel of ease, three Methodist chapels, and almshouses.

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 parishTywardreth St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionSt. Austell 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL24
Post TownPar