St Anthony in Meneage is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.
Alternative names: St Anthony
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1602
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597
Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
ANTHONY-IN-MENEAGE (St.),a parish in Helston district, Cornwall; on the S shore of the estuary of the Helford, 5½ miles S by W of Falmouth, and 12 SE of Redruth r. station. Post Town, Mawnan under Falmouth. Acres, 1,510 of land, and 330 of water. Real property, £1,786. Pop., 252. Houses, 49. Picturesque creeks branch here from the Helford; Dinas promontory projects at its mouth, and commands fine views; and the Great and Little Dinas entrenchments, originally ancient British camps, command its entrance, and were held as military posts in the civil war of Charles I. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £101. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church stands on the shore, at the base of Dinas promontory; is an old edifice, with a granite tower and a font; and was a cell to Tywardraeth priory, founded before the time of Richard I.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
ANTHONY (ST.) in Meneage, a parish, in the union of Helston, W. division of the hundred of Kerrier and of the county of Cornwall, 7 miles (S. by W.) from Falmouth; containing 313 inhabitants. During the civil war of the seventeenth century, a small intrenchment here, called Little Dinas, was occupied by the royalists, for the defence of Helford harbour, but was captured by the parliamentarian forces under Sir Thomas Fairfax, in 1646. The parish is situated on the estuary of the river Helford, and divided by a creek that runs into it from the Nase Point to Gillan. It comprises by measurement 1510 acres; the high grounds command fine views. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £4. 15. 10., and in the patronage of the Crown; impropriators, the family of Gregor: the tithes have been commuted for £210 for the impropriate, and £140 for the vicarial; and the glebe comprises 62½ acres. The church, situated at the foot of the promontory of Little Dinas, within fifty yards of the sea, is an ancient and elegant structure, with a tower built of a very fine granite said to have been brought from Normandy. There is a place of worship for Bryanites. At Conderra, in 1735, was found a very large number of Roman brass coins, chiefly of the Emperor Constantine and his family. The parish had a cell to the priory of Tywardreth.
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