St Issey  Cornwall


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

ISSEY (ST.), a village and a parish in St. Columb district. Cornwall. The village stands near the estuary of the Cam el 3 miles SSE of Padstow, and 10 WNW of Bodmin r. station; and has a post office designated St. Issey, Cornwall, and fairs on the 1st Monday of June and the 1st Monday of Oct. The parish comprises 4, 720 acres of land, and 145 of water. ...

Real property, £5, 864; of which £200 are in quarries. Pop., 756. Houses, 148. The property is much subdivided. Halwyn House, now reduced to mere traces, was a seat of the Champernownes. St. Issey Beacon is a conspicuous landmark. Veins of lead and copper ore were discovered in 1832. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £279.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is ancient, and was reported in 1859 as not good. There are chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, and Bryanites.

St Issey through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th January 2022

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