Mawgan in Pyder  Cornwall


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

MAWGAN-IN-PYDER (ST.), a village and a parish in St.Columb district, Cornwall. The village stands in a valley, on a considerable stream, 2 miles from the coast, 3¼ NW by W of St. Columb-Major, and 12 NW of St. Austell r. station; and has a post office, of the name of Mawgan, under St. Columb, Cornwall, and a fair on 24 June. ...

The parish extends to the coast; and comprises 5,468 acres of land, and 160 of water. Real property, £4,559. Pop., 731. Houses, 153. The property is divided among a few. The ancient manor-house, now a nunnery, is noticed in the article LANHERNE. Carnauton was once the seat of the lawyer Roy, and is now the seat of H. Williams, Esq. A cove, called MawganPorth, is at the mouth of the stream which waters Mawgan village; and a romantic little bay, called Bodrothan-Steps, is about a mile to the N. Traces of ancient earthworks are near the village. Good slate is quarried on the cliffs of the coast, chiefly for exportation. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £585.* Patron, H. Williams, Esq. The church is aucient; was beautifully restored in 1861; and contains an old screen, and several brasses and monuments to the Arundells. The churchyard contains a very interesting sculptured cross. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and two village schools.

Mawgan in Pyder through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th October 2021

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