In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described St Gluvias like this:
GLUVIAS (St.), a village and a parish in Falmouth district, Cornwall. The village stands near the upper end of a branch of Falmouth harbour, ¼ mile E by N of Penryn town and railway station; appears to have had an endowed church before the Conquest; and figures in Domesday book; but is now of small importance. The parish includes also the town of Penryn, which has a head post office. Acres, 2, 899; of which 290 are water. Real property, £12, 193. Pop., 4, 760. Houses, 941. The property is much subdivided. ...
The rocks include granite and felspar, and yield oxide of iron. Enys has belonged to the family of Enys since the time of Edward I.; and is famed, in old writings, for its fine gardens. Bohelland or Bailland barn, about ½ a mile N of the church, was the scene of the murder which formed the plot of Lillo's play, called "the Penryn Tragedy, " a title changed by Coleman into "Fatal Curiosity. " Bostrow was the seat of the Pendarves family. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Budock, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, not reported. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is large and handsome; and contains monuments of the Pendarves family. The vicarage of Penwerris is a separate benefice. A collegiate church anciently stood at Glaseney, in Budock, but has disappeared. There are a Weslevan chapel, and a national school.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing St Gluvias has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Kerrier. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering St Gluvias and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of St Gluvias, in Kerrier and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th May 2013
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