In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Veryan like this:
VERYAN, a parish in Truro district, Cornwall; on the coast, 3¾ miles S of Tregony, and 7½ S of Grampound-Road r. station. Post town, Grampound, Cornwall. Acres, 5,627; of which 35 are water. Real property, £6,767. Pop., 1,399. Houses, 346. The manor was known, at Domesday, as Elerkie; and belonged then to the Earl of Mortaigne. ...
V. Bay is a semi-circular indentation between Nare Head and Dodman Point; measures about 5 miles along the chord; and is engirt with cliffs, exhibiting a fine section of Silurian rocks, in association with traps and conglomerates. V. Beacon measures 372 feet in circuit, and 370 feet in height; commands a good view; is traditionally regarded as the burial-place of Gerennius, a king of Cornwall in the 6th century; was opened in 1855; and was then found to contain a kistvaen. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £361. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of E. The church was rebuilt in 1848. There are three dissenting chapels, and charities £27.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Veryan, in Carrick and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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