Gluvias, St. (St. Mary Magdalene)

GLUVIAS, ST. (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish, in the union of Falmouth, hundred of Kerrier, W. division of Cornwall; containing 4484 inhabitants, of whom 3337 are in the town of Penryn. The parish is situated on the coast of the English Channel, and from the higher grounds commands some pleasing views. At the village of Ponsnooth is a woollen-factory; and the manufacture of gunpowder and the trade of tanning are carried on to a great extent within the parish, in which also magnetic iron is found. The living is a vicarage, with that of Budock united, valued in the king's books at £21. 6. 10½.; patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The great tithes of St. Gluvias have been commuted for £262, and the small for £339; there is a vicarial glebe of 15 acres. The church is a venerable structure, with a tower of more ancient date, and beautifully enveloped with foliage overhanging the lake, on the border of which it is situated; it contains several handsome monuments. At Cosawes was formerly a chapel, supposed to have been a chantry chapel connected with Glaseney College, in the parish of Budock. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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