Kew, St.

KEW, ST., a parish, in the union of Bodmin, hundred of Trigg, E. division of Cornwall, 4¼ miles (N. E. by N.) from Wadebridge; containing 1429 inhabitants. The parish is bounded on the south by a branch of the river Camel, navigable to Amble Bridge; and comprises by measurement 6087 acres, of which 21 are common or waste. There are quarries of stone for the roads; and sand for manure is brought to the lower part of the parish by a branch of the river Wade, at spring tides. A fair is held on the first Tuesday in April. The living, a vicarage endowed with a small portion of the rectorial tithes, is valued in the king's books at £19. 11. 0½., and in the patronage of Mrs. Every; impropriators of the remainder of the rectorial tithes, the family of Molesworth. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £734, and the incumbent's for £521. 9.; the glebe comprises 21 acres. The church is an ancient edifice, consisting of a nave, with north and south aisles, and containing in the windows some interesting remains of painted glass; under a window in the north aisle is an altar-tomb with the recumbent effigy of Honor Webber, who died in 1601. Here are places of worship for Wesleyans. In the churchyard was formerly a chapel, dedicated to St. Wenn; and there are several barrows or beacons in the parish.

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

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