In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Halse Town like this:
HALESTOWN, or HALSETOWN, a village and a chapelry in St. Ives parish, Cornwall The village is suburban to St. Ives; stands near the great tin mine called St. Ives Consols, 4 miles NW of Hayle; is a modern place; and has a fair on 12 Sept. The chapelry was constituted in 1846; and its post town is St. ...
Ives, Cornwall. Pop., 1, 940. Houses, 392. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £160. * Patron, R. Hichens, Esq. The church was built in 1860, at a cost of £2, 786; is in the early decorated English style; and consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with porch and vestry.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Halse Town, in Penwith and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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