In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Helston like this:
Helston, mun. bor. and township, Wendron par., Cornwall, on river Hel, 1 mile N. of Loo Pool, 10 miles SW. of Falmouth, and 318 SW. of London - mun. bor. and township, 309 ac., pop. 3432; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks; owes its importance to the productiveness of the copper and tin mines in the vicinity, most of which, however, are now worked out and deserted. The bor. returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.
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 Helston 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 Helston and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Helston, in Kerrier and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 07th December 2013
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