Mabe (St. Mabe)
MABE (St. Mabe), a parish, in the union of Falmouth, E. division of the hundred of Kerrier, W. division of Cornwall, 4½ miles (W.) from Falmouth, on the road to Penryn; containing 594 inhabitants. It comprises 1963a. 7p., of which 770 acres are common, and the remainder arable and pasture. The substratum is principally granite of very excellent quality, of which considerable quantities are shipped at Penryn, and which was raised for the erection of Waterloo bridge over the Thames. The surface is generally elevated, and the scenery picturesque. The living is a vicarage not in charge, consolidated with that of Mylor: the tithes have been commuted for £139. The church is a very ancient structure in the early English style, with a lofty tower of granite, embattled, and crowned by pinnacles. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. At Hellind is an old cross.