The parish of St Newlyn East, (Cornish: Eglosniwlin),(usually abbreviated to Newlyn or Newlyn East), is about five miles south of Newquay. It is sometimes known as Newlyn-in-Pydar, and is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Pydar. It is bounded on the north by St Columb Minor and Colan, on the east by St Enoder, on the south by Ladock, St Erme and St Allen, and on the west by Perranzabuloe, Cubert and Crantock. The parish is named after the patron saint of the church, who was believed to have been martyred by her father. In the 19th century it was a thriving mining community whose history was marred by a disaster in 1846 at the East Wheal Rose mine. An unusually heavy thunderstorm on 9th July, lasting an hour and a quarter, flooded the mine and thirty-nine of the miners - chiefly inhabitants of the churchtown and its immediate vicinity, were drowned. The miners dug a 'Pit' in the village as a memorial and as a gesture of thanksgiving. This is still used today for special occasions such as tea treats. The mine was eventually closed in 1881.
The ancient Borough of Mitchell (St Michael) lies partly in this parish and partly in St Enoder. There is an imposing manor house at Trerice, supposed to have been built in 1570. It is a small Elizabethan manor house, about 4 miles south of Newquay, which was once the home of a younger branch of the Arundells; now it is owned by the National Trust and is open to the public. Trerice was once part of the manor of Degimbris which was owned by the Arundells and was once the Domesday manor of Tregedei.
The village is thriving today and has a school, shops and a sub-post office. A considerable portion of the village of Mitchell, formerly a borough, was in this parish. The chief villages are the Churchtown, Mitchell and Fiddler's Green.
Most parish and church description(s) on these pages are from Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall by J Polsue (Truro, 1867 - 1873)