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Devoran, Cornwall

Historical Description

Devoran, a small seaport on the Restronguet creek, 5 miles S by W of Truro, in Cornwall. The village was formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1873 out of the civil parish of St Feock, and is about a mile from Penan station on the G.W.R.; it has a head post, money order, and telegraph office, designated Devoran (R.S.O.), Cornwall; is connected by railroad with the mining district of Redruth, and presents a prosperous appearance. Population, 1075. The church is in the Early English style. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £167 with residence. Patron, Lord Robartes. Near the town are extensive tin-smelting works.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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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 districtTR3
Post TownTruro