Germoe  Cornwall


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

GERMOE, a village and a parish in Helston district, Cornwall. The village stands near the coast, 5½ miles W by N of Helston, and 6 ESE of Marazion Road r. station; is traditionally said to have been founded, in the 5th century, by Germochus, a king of Ireland; and has a post office under Helston, Cornwall. ...

The parish comprises 1, 287 acres. Real property, £1, 656; of which £14 are in quarries. Pop., 1, 015. Houses, 216. Many of the inhabitants are workers in tin mines. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Breage, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is ancient, and has an embattled tower. A curious structure, called St. Germoe's chair, is on the N side of the churchyard; comprises a recessed stone seat, with pillars, pointed arches, and a rude sculpture of a human head; and is said to have been erected by the Millitons of Pengersick. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

Germoe through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th May 2022

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