St Mewan Cornwall Family History Guide

St Mewan is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Burganlo and Trewoon.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1693
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MEWAN (ST.), a village and a parish in St. Austell district, Cornwall. The village stands near the Cornwall railway, 1½ mile SW by W of St. Austell r. station; and is a considerable but primitive place. The parish contains also the hamlets of Burganlo and Trewoon. Post town, St. Austell. Acres, 2,632. Real property, £2,954; of which £540 are in quarries. Pop., 1,227. Houses, 238. St. Mewan’s Beacon is a hill of greenstone rock, rising 385 feet above sea-level. Copper and tin are found; and there are traces of silver and gold. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £284. Patron, R. Taylor, Esq. The church has lost the uppermost stage of its tower.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: St Austell
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Powder
  • Poor Law Union: St Austell
  • Hundred: Powder
  • Province: Canterbury