St Erth  Cornwall


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described St Erth like this:

ERTH (St.), a village and a parish in Penzance district, Cornwall. The village stands on the river Hayle, near the head of St. Ives bay, and near Hayle and St. Ives-Road r. station, 4 miles NE of Marazion; has a bridge, said to be 500 years old; has also, on an eminence, in its centre, an ancient cross, with rude sculpture of a figure of Christ; had once copper mills, which are now used for rolling and hammering iron; and has a fair on 18 Sept. ...

The parish comprises 4, 092 acres; and its post town is Hayle. Real property, £8, 118; of which £669 are in mines, £106 in ironworks, and £287 in railways. Pop., 2, 558. Houses, 493. Trewinnard, now a farm-house, belonged to the Trewinnards, the Mohuns, and others; became the residence of Sir Christopher Hawkins, Bart.; and now belongs to Heywood Hawkins, Esq. Some remains of tapestry are in this house; and the ruin of a gilt coach, said to have been the first carriage introduced to Cornwall, is at the stables. Tredrea was the seat of Davies Gilbert, Esq., president of the Royal Society. An ancient camp occurs at Bosence; and there are fragments of an ancient chapel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £249.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church stands near the bridge at the village; is old, and contains some monuments. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £9.

St Erth through time

St Erth is now part of Penwith district. Click here for graphs and data of how Penwith has changed over two centuries. For statistics about St Erth itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of St Erth, in Penwith and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th June 2024

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