Germoe is a chapelry of Breage Ancient Parish in Cornwall.
Other places in the parish include: Balwest.
Parish church: St. Germoe
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1679
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610
Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
GERMOE (St. Germoe), a parish, in the union of Helston, W. division of the hundred of Kerrier and of the county of Cornwall, 5¾ miles (W. by N.) from Helston; containing 1336 inhabitants. The parish derives its name from St. Germoe or Germoch, said to have been an Irish king. It comprises 1282 acres, whereof 60 are waste or common; and within it are extensive tin-mines, which afford employment to a considerable portion of the population. Stone is quarried for building and other purposes; it is chiefly a kind of spar, or inferior granite. The living is a vicarage, annexed, with the livings of Cury and Gunwalloe, to the vicarage of Breage: the great and small tithes have been commuted each for £105. The church is a handsome structure in the early English style, with an embattled tower: on the north side of the churchyard is what is called St. Germoe’s chairs, consisting of a stone seat, divided into three parts by pillars in the Norman style, with pointed arches, and placed in a recess similarly decorated. Here is a meeting-house for Wesleyans.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Cornwall
- Civil Registration District: Helston
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
- Diocese: Exeter
- Rural Deanery: Kerrier
- Poor Law Union: Helston
- Hundred: Kerrier
- Province: Canterbury