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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"MAWGAN-IN-MENEAGE, a parish in the hundred of Kerrier, county Cornwall, 4 miles S.E. of Helston, its post town. The parish, which is situated near the head of Hefford Creek, under the Goonhilly-Downs, comprises a portion of the small port of Gweek. There are several barrows in which coins, urns, &c., have been found. The soil is light, with a subsoil of gravel, marl, and rock. From Point Downs a view is commanded over the valley of Mawgan, with a branch of the small river Hel. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £600. The living is a rectory* annexed to that of St. Martin in Heneage, in the diocese of Exeter, value £910. The church, dedicated to St. Mawgan, is an ancient stone structure with a tower containing three bells. The interior of the church contains a cross of great antiquity, also monuments of the Vyvyan and Carminow families. There is a National school for girls, in which a Sunday-school is also held for both sexes. There are two chapels for Association Methodists, and one each for Wesleyans and Baptists. Trelowarren, about 1 mile distant, is the residence of Sir Richard R. Vyvyan, Bart., who is lord of the manor and principal landowner. It was erected in 1644, with a splendidly decorated chapel annexed. A feast day occurs on the nearest Sunday to November Il. Fairs are held on the first Tuesday after Lady Day, second Tuesday in August, and first Tuesday in December, for cattle."