Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for COLUMB (St.)

COLUMB (St.), a sub-district and a district in Cornwall.—The sub-district contains the parishes of St-Columb-Major, St. Columb-Minor, Colan, St. Wenn, and Mawgan-in-Pyder. Acres, 30, 313. Pop., 6, 512. Houses, 1, 357. The district comprehends also the sub-district of Newlyn, containing the parishes of Newlyn, Cubert, Crantock, and St. Enoder; and the sub-district of Padstow, containing the parishes of Padstow, Little Petherick, St. Breock, St. Issey, St. Merryn, St. Ervan, and St. Eval. Acres, 78, 693. Poor-rates in 1862, £6, 239. Pop. in 1841, 16, 167; in 1861, 16, 754. Houses, 3, 472. Marriages in 1860, 91; births, 520, -of which 31 were illegitimate; deaths, 277,-of which 91 were at ages under 5 years, and 12 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 185160, 1, 244; births, 5, 634; deaths, 3, 046. The places of worship in 1851 were 17 of the Church of England, with 5, 581 sittings; 5 of Independents, with 726 s.; 1 of Baptists, with 80 s.; 28 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 5, 043 s.; 21 of Bible Christians, with 2, 502 s.; and one of Roman Catholics, with 121 s. The schools were 17 public day schools, with 766 scholars; 56 private day schools, with 1, 053 s.: and 41 Sunday schools, with 2, 543 s. The workhouse is in St. Columb-Major.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a sub-district and a district"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 3rd order divisions")
Administrative units: St Columb Major PLU/RegD       Cornwall AncC
Place names: COLUMB ST     |     ST COLUMB
Place: St Columb Major

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