Issey, St.

ISSEY, ST., a parish, in the union of St. Columb Major, hundred of Pyder, E. division of Cornwall, 3½ miles (S. S. E.) from Padstow; containing 748 inhabitants. The parish comprises 4720 acres, of which 1287 are common or waste; the surface is varied. The substratum is chiefly stone of good quality for building; some veins of copper and lead ore were discovered in 1832, while sinking the foundations for the vicarage, and a mine was for a time in operation. A stream, tributary to the river Camel, separates the parish from that of Little Petherick. Fairs are held on the first Monday in June and October. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £9; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The rectorial tithes have been commuted for £465, and the vicarial for £223. 1.; the glebe comprises 48a. 2r. 15p. The church is an ancient structure. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyans, and Bryanites. Some remains exist of an encampment called the Rounds.

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

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