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Pencoys, Cornwall

Historical Description

Pencoys, an ecclesiastical parish formed in 1881 from the civil parish of Wendron, in Cornwall. It has a post office under Redruth; money order and telegraph office, Redruth. The Church of St Andrew was erected in 1880, and is a stone edifice in the Decorated style. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £140. There is a Methodist chapel. On Carthew Downs are nine large upright granite stones, locally called the " Nine Maidens."

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


Online maps of Pencoys are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.