Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for PROBUS

PROBUS, a village and a sub-district, in Truro district, and a parish partly also in St. Austell district, Cornwall. The village stands on ground 305 feet above sea-level, near the Cornwall railway, 2½ miles S S W of Grampound-Road r. station, and 5 N E of Truro; is anancient place; was once a market-town; and has a head post-office, ‡ designated Probus, Cornwall, an inn, and fairs on 5 and 23 April, 5 July, and 17 Sept. The parish contains also part of Grampound, and comprises 8, 113 acres. Real-property, exclusive of the part of G., £9, 485. Pop., exc. of the part of G., 1, 353. Houses, 285. Pop. of the whole, 1, 449. Houses, 304. The manor was given, by Edward the Confessor, to a college of 5 prebends; and belongs now toH. Hawkins, Esq. Trehane is the seat of the Rev. W. Stack-house. Walvedon was forfeited, in the time of Elizabeth, by Tregion. A Roman camp of 7 acres is near Carvoza. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £509.* Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is later English, all of wrought granite, covered with sculptures; has a tower, similar to that of Magdalen college, Oxford, and 125 feet high; was recently restored; and contains monuments of the Hawkinses, and two brasses. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £10 a year, and charities £100. The sub-district excludes the part of Grampound, but includes seven other parishes. Acres, 21, 670. Pop., 3, 702. Houses, 813.


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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Probus AP/CP       St Austell PLU/RegD       Cornwall AncC
Place: Probus

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