Kenwyn  Cornwall


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kenwyn like this:

KENWYN, a parish and a sub-district in Truro district, Cornwall. The parish lies partly within Truro borough; is traversed by a rivulet of its own name, and bounded on the E by the rivulet Allen, both of which fall into the river Fal at Truro; includes the chapelries of St. George and St. John, and parts of the chapelries of Chacewater, Baldhu, and Mithian; and is averagely, as to its church, 1 mile NW of Truro town and r. ...

station. Post town, Truro. Acres, 8, 997. Real property, £27, 930; of which £1, 835 are in mines, £79 in quarries, £33 in iron works, £8, 563 in railways, and £100 in gas works. Pop. in 1851, 9, 743; in 1861, 10, 639. Houses, 2, 234. Pop. of the part within Truro borough, 5, 306. Houses, 1, 125. Pop. of the part forming St. George's chapelry, 2, 846; of the part forming St. John's chapelry, 2, 600. The property is much subdivided. Chincoss was the seat of the Haweses; Comprigny, of the Vivians; Roseworth, of the Enys. Smelting works are at Calenick and Cavedras. Barrows are on the Downs. The Cornwall infirmary is within the parish; and, at the census of 1861, had 66 inmates. The head living is a vicarage, united with the Vicarage of St. Kea, and the livings of St. George and St. John are p. curacies, in the diocese of Exeter Value of the head living, £793;* of St. George, £150;* of St. John, £200. Patron of the head living, the Bishop of Exeter; of St. George, alternately the Crown and the Bishop; of St. John, the Vicar of Kenwyn. The parochial church was recently restored and beautified, and has a tower; and stands on an eminence, commanding an extensive view. There are dissenting chapels, and national schools.—The sub-district contains also the extra-parochial tract of Tregavethan. Acres, 10, 004. Pop., 10, 673. Houses, 2, 240.

Kenwyn through time

Kenwyn is now part of Carrick district. Click here for graphs and data of how Carrick has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Kenwyn itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kenwyn, in Carrick and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th May 2022

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