St Enoder


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"ST. ENODER, a parish in the hundreds of Pyder and Powder, county Cornwall, 4 miles S.W. of St. Columb Major, its post town, and 10 N.E. of Truro. It includes the hamlet of Summer Court, and the villages of Mitchell, Penhale and Fraddon. The village of Mitchell was formerly a borough, and was represented in parliament by Sir Walter Raleigh and Carew, the historian. The land is chiefly arable. The substratum is rich in mineral wealth, especially tin, of which one mine is in full operation. Porphyry, granite, and slate are also quarried. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £278, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is an ancient structure of stone, with tower surmounted by minarets. It is dedicated to St. Enoder, and contains a Norman font and several old monuments. The Wesleyans have a chapel. There is a National school for both sexes. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £460, and the vicarial for £320. Fairs are held on the 28th July and 25th September for horses and sheep.

"FRADDON, a hamlet in the parish of St. Enoder and hundred of Pyder, county Cornwall, 4 miles S. of St. Colomb Major."

"ST. MICHAEL, (or Midshall or Mitchell), a village, partly in the parish of St. Enoder, and partly in that of Newlyn, hundred of Pyder, county Cornwall, 6 miles N. by E. of Truro, and 36 W. by S. of Launceston. The ancient name of this place was Modeshole, at which time it was a market town, and a place of considerable importance. It was subsequently constituted a borough, and sent two members to Parliament from the reign of Edward VI. till disfranchised by the Reform Act. It is now an inconsiderable village, consisting only of a few houses, but is the place where petty sessions are held. There is no church. A fair is held on the 25th October for sheep.