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Ruan Major (St. Ruan)

RUAN MAJOR (St. Ruan), a parish, in the union of Helston, W. division of the hundred of Kerrier and of the county of Cornwall, 8 miles (S. S. E.) from Helston; containing 163 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2325 acres, of which 960 are common or waste; the soil is generally a rich marl, and the surface hilly. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £10. 10. 2½., and in the gift of P. Vyvyan Robinson, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £170, and the glebe comprises 95 acres.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.