Mawgan in Meneage  Cornwall


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

MAWGAN-IN-MENEAGE, a village and a parish in Helston district, Cornwall. The village stands on Helford river, under Goonhilly downs, 3¾ miles ESE of Helston, and 8½ SSW of Penrhyn r. station; and has a post office, of the name of Mawgan, under Helston, Cornwall, a very ancient cross, and fairs on the Tuesday after Lady-day, the second Tuesday of Au g., and the first Tuesday of Dec. ...

The parish contains also part of the seaport village of Gweek. Acres, 5,273. Real property, £4,421. Pop. in 1851,1,010; in 1861,895. Houses, 183. The decrease of pop. was caused partly by the untroduction of agricultural machinery, and partly by migration to parishes where mining operations are carried on. The property is divided among a few. The manor and much of the land belong to Sir Richard R. Vyvyan, Bart. Trelowarren is Sir Richard's seat; stands about a mile S of the village; was built early in the 17th century; is a castellated structure, with a chapel attached; and contains pictures by Vandyke and Kneller. A spot on the banks of the Loe Pool was formerly occupied by the seat of the Carminows, who claimed descent from King Arthur. An ancient circular camp of about 14 acres, is at Gear, ½ a mile N of Trelowarren; commands the river; and is in a line with two smaller camps. The downs in the neighbourhood command a fine view oVer the circumjacent country. Urns, coins, and other relics have been found in barrows. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of St. Martin-in Meneage, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £91.0. * Pa tron. W. Trevelyan, Esq. The church is ancient but good; and contains a very ancient effigies of the Carminows, a monument to Sir R. Vyvyan of 1696, and the sword which he wielded in the cause of Charles II. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, two chapels for United Free Methodists, and a national school.

Mawgan in Meneage through time

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

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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