Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MAWGAN-IN-PYDER (ST.)

MAWGAN-IN-PYDER (ST.), a village and a parish in St.Columb district, Cornwall. The village stands in a valley, on a considerable stream, 2 miles from the coast, 3¼ NW by W of St. Columb-Major, and 12 NW of St. Austell r. station; and has a post office, of the name of Mawgan, under St. Columb, Cornwall, and a fair on 24 June. The parish extends to the coast; and comprises 5,468 acres of land, and 160 of water. Real property, £4,559. Pop., 731. Houses, 153. The property is divided among a few. The ancient manor-house, now a nunnery, is noticed in the article LANHERNE. Carnauton was once the seat of the lawyer Roy, and is now the seat of H. Williams, Esq. A cove, called MawganPorth, is at the mouth of the stream which waters Mawgan village; and a romantic little bay, called Bodrothan-Steps, is about a mile to the N. Traces of ancient earthworks are near the village. Good slate is quarried on the cliffs of the coast, chiefly for exportation. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £585.* Patron, H. Williams, Esq. The church is aucient; was beautifully restored in 1861; and contains an old screen, and several brasses and monuments to the Arundells. The churchyard contains a very interesting sculptured cross. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and two village schools.

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

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Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Cornwall AncC
Place: Mawgan in Pyder

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