Ruan Major is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.
Alternative names: Major Ruan
Parish church: St. Ruan
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1682
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
RUAN-MAJOR, a parish in Helston district, Cornwall; near the coast, 7½ miles SSE of Helston, and 13 S by W of Penryn r. station. Post-town, Ruan-Minor, under Helston, Cornwall. Acres, 2,470. Real property, £932. Pop., 141. Houses, 25. The property is divided among a few. An ancient seat of the Eriseys was here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £191. Patron, P. V. Robinson, Esq. The church is tolerable.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
RUAN MAJOR (St. Ruan), a parish, in the union of Helston, W. division of the hundred of Kerrier and of the county of Cornwall, 8 miles (S. S. E.) from Helston; containing 163 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2325 acres, of which 960 are common or waste; the soil is generally a rich marl, and the surface hilly. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £10. 10. 2½., and in the gift of P. Vyvyan Robinson, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £170, and the glebe comprises 95 acres.
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