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Week St Mary, Cornwall

Historical Description

Week St Mary, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands 11 miles NW by N of Launceston, and 7 from Tresmeer station on the L. & S.W.R., with a post and telegraph office under Stratton; money order office, Whitestone. Acreage of parish, 6123; population, 548. An ancient fortress stood on Castle Hill. Fairs are held on 29 July, 15 Sept., and the Wednesday before Christmas Day. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; net value, £340 with residence. Patron, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. The church is a building of stone and granite, with a handsome tower, and was restored in 1880 and 1887. There are Free Methodist and Bible Christian chapels. There are traces of a chantry founded about the beginning of the 14th century by a native maiden who became the wife of Sir J. Percival, lord mayor of London.

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 parishWeek St. Mary 
Poor Law unionStratton 

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

Civil Registration

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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 districtEX22
Post TownHolsworthy