Probus is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.
Other places in the parish include: Grampound Road, Tresillian, and Grampound.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1641
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597
Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Christians, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
PROBUS, a village and a sub-district, in Truro district, and a parish partly also in St. Austell district, Cornwall. The village stands on ground 305 feet above sea-level, near the Cornwall railway, 2½ miles SSW of Grampound-Road r. station, and 5 NE of Truro; is an ancient place; was once a market-town; and has a head post-office, designated Probus, Cornwall, an inn, and fairs on 5 and 23 April, 5 July, and 17 Sept. The parish contains also part of Grampound, and comprises 8,113 acres. Real-property, exclusive of the part of G., £9,485. Pop., exc. of the part of G., 1,353. Houses, 285. Pop. of the whole, 1,449. Houses, 304. The manor was given, by Edward the Confessor, to a college of 5 prebends; and belongs now to H. Hawkins, Esq. Trehane is the seat of the Rev. W. Stack-house. Walvedon was forfeited, in the time of Elizabeth, by Tregion. A Roman camp of 7 acres is near Carvoza. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £509. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is later English, all of wrought granite, covered with sculptures; has a tower, similar to that of Magdalen college, Oxford, and 125 feet high; was recently restored; and contains monuments of the Hawkinses, and two brasses. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £10 a year, and charities £100. The sub-district excludes the part of Grampound, but includes seven other parishes. Acres, 21,670. Pop., 3,702. Houses, 813.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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- County: Cornwall
- Civil Registration District: Truro
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
- Diocese: Exeter
- Rural Deanery: Powder
- Poor Law Union: Truro
- Hundred: Powder
- Province: Canterbury