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Penponds, Cornwall

Historical Description

Penponds, a chapelry, with a village, in Camborne parish, Cornwall, 1 mile from Camborne station on the G.W.R., and 4 miles WSW of Camborne. It was constituted in 1849, and its post town is Camborne. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 1686. Penponds Bottom is crossed by a viaduct of the railway, and presents a pretty scene. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £150. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church is modern, and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 
Civil parishCamborne 
Poor Law unionRedruth 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Penponds from the following:


Online maps of Penponds 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR14
Post TownCamborne