In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hessenford like this:
HESSENFORD, a village and a chapelry in St. GerMans parish, Cornwall. The village stands in a deep wooded bottom, on the river Seaton, 3 miles W of St. Germans r. station; and has a fair on May 20. The chapelry was constituted in 1852. Post town, St. Germans, Cornwall. Pop., 963. Houses, 209. The land extends to the coast; and many of the inhabitants are fishermen. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Valuc, £100.* Patron, the Incumbent of St. Germans.
Additional information about this locality is available for St Germans
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hessenford, in Caradon and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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