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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Tywardreth St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||St. Austell|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Tywardreath from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Tywardreth (St. Andrew))
Online maps of Tywardreath 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.