Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HILARY (ST.)

HILARY (ST.), a parish in Penzance district, Cornwall; near Mount's bay, 3 miles E by S of Marazion Road r. station, and 5 E by N of Penzance. It adjoins the extra-parochial tract of St. Michael's Mount, and includes the town of Marazion, which has a post office, designated Marazion, Cornwall. Acres, 3, 657; of which 190 are water. Real property, £9, 607; of which £813 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 3, 021; in 1861, 3, 459. Houses, 687. Granite and slate are the chief rocks; and copper and tin ores are worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £311.* Patrons, the Duke of Leeds and others. The church stands on high ground forms a conspicuous landmark; was recently rebuilt; and contains monuments of the Godolphins and others. The p. curacy of Marazion is a separate benefice. There are several dissenting chapels. Palmer, the Nonconformist, and Hitchins, the astronomer, were vicars. See Marazion.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: St Hilary CP/AP       Penzance RegD/PLU       Cornwall AncC
Place names: HILARY ST     |     ST HILARY
Place: St Hilary

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