Mabyn, St.

MABYN, ST., a parish, in the union of Bodmin, hundred of Trigg, E. division of Cornwall, 3¼ miles (E. by N.) from Wadebridge; containing 870 inhabitants. The parish comprehends some richly varied scenery, with a fine view of the river Camel, whose lofty banks are clothed with wood to their summit. A fair is held on Feb. 14th. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £36; net income, £712; patron, the Earl of Falmouth. The church is a handsome structure, with a lofty embattled tower crowned by pinnacles, and has been repaired and entirely repewed at the expense of the Rev. G. L. Gower. At Trevisquite and Colquite were formerly chapels. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. The Rev. C. Peters, author of a dissertation on the Book of Job, was for some years rector.

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

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