St Mawgan with St Martin in Meneage is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.
Other places in the parish include: Gweek, Rosevear, St Martin in Meneage, and Garras.
Alternative names: Mawgan in Kerrier, Mawgan in Meneage, St Mawgan, St Mawgan in Meneage
Parish registers begin:
St Mawgan with St Martin in Meneage
- Parish registers: 1559
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610
Separate registers exist for St Martin in Meneage
- Parish registers: 1571
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Society of Friends/Quaker, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
MAWGAN-IN-MENEAGE, a village and a parish in Helston district, Cornwall. The village stands on Helford river, under Goonhilly downs, 3¾ miles ESE of Helston, and 8½ SSW of Penrhyn r. station; and has a post office, of the name of Mawgan, under Helston, Cornwall, a very ancient cross, and fairs on the Tuesday after Lady-day, the second Tuesday of Aug., and the first Tuesday of Dec. The parish contains also part of the seaport village of Gweek. Acres, 5,273. Real property, £4,421. Pop. in 1851, 1,010; in 1861, 895. Houses, 183. The decrease of pop. was caused partly by the introduction of agricultural machinery, and partly by migration to parishes where mining operations are carried on. The property is divided among a few. The manor and much of the land belong to Sir Richard R. Vyvyan, Bart. Trelowarren is Sir Richard’s seat; stands about a mile S of the village; was built early in the 17th century; is a castellated structure, with a chapel attached; and contains pictures by Vandyke and Kneller. A spot on the banks of the Loe Pool was formerly occupied by the seat of the Carminows, who claimed descent from King Arthur. An ancient circular camp of about 14 acres, is at Gear, ½ a mile N of Trelowarren; commands the river; and is in a line with two smaller camps. The downs in the neighbourhood command a fine view oVer the circumjacent country. Urns, coins, and other relics have been found in barrows. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of St. Martin-in Meneage, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £91.0. Patron. W. Trevelyan, Esq. The church is ancient but good; and contains a very ancient effigies of the Carminows, a monument to Sir R. Vyvyan of 1696, and the sword which he wielded in the cause of Charles II. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, two chapels for United Free Methodists, and a national school.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Records for England
Births and Baptism Records
War and Conflict
- 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