Mount Hawke 1889
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Kellyís Directory of Cornwall 1889

MOUNT HAWKE is an ecclesiastical parish near the seacoast, formed July 14, 1846, from the parishes of St Agnes in Truro union, and Illogan in Redruth union, and is 4 miles north from Redruth, and 2 north from Scorrier Gate station on the West Cornwall section of the Great Western railway, in the North Western division of the county, hundred of Pyder, petty sessional division of Powder West, county court district of Truro for the portion taken from St Agnes, and Redruth for that portion taken from Illogan, rural deanery of Carnmarth, archdeaconry of Cornwall and diocese of Truro.

The church of St John the Baptist is a structure of local stone, with Bath stone dressings, in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a turret containing one bell; there are sittings for 300 persons. Attached is a school and mission room. The register dates from the year 1846. The living is a perpetual curacy, net yearly vale £204, with residence, in the gift of the Crown and the Bishop of Truro alternately, and held since 1879 by the Rev. John Dungey.

There are Wesleyan chapels at Mawla, Mount Hawke, Skinnerís Bottom and Porth Towan: Bible Christian chapels at Wheal Rose and a Primitive Methodist chapel at Skinnerís Bottom.

The cemetery of 2 acres, formed in 1877 at a cost of £500, is under the control of the St Agnes Burial Board.

The principal landowners are Viscount Falmouth DL, JP, Lord Robartes DL JP, Francis Gilbert Enys esq. DL JP of Enys, St Gluvias, Joshua Sydney Davey esq. JP of Bochym, Cury, and Mrs Williams.

The soil is very varying: subsoil spar: the chief crops are wheat, oats, and barley. The ecclesiastical parish comprises 3,500 acres. The population in 1881 was 1424.

POST OFFICE - Charles Garland, receiver. Letters arrive through Scorrier RSO at *.30 am and are dispatched at 4.10 pm & on Saturdays at 10 pm for Sunday. Scorrier is the nearest money order and telegraph office. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid.

Board School (mixed) under the St Agnes School Board: built in 1874, for 250 children: average attendance 45 boys, 40 girls, & 20 infants

CARRIER TO REDRUTH Ė J L Williams, fri & TRURO wed & sat

Dungey, Rev. John

 

Vicarage

James, Miss

 

Wheal Rose

Stephens, Faithful

 

Wheal Rose

COMMERCIAL

Argall, Elizabeth (Miss)

Victory Inn

Town Cross [Towan?]

Bennett, John

Agent

Wheal Rose

Chellew, Simon

Farmer

Mawla

Coleman, Edwin

Blacksmith

 

Cummins, William

Farmer

Menagissey

Garland, Charles

Farmer

Short Cross

Garland, Chas.

Shopkeeper

Post Office

Garland, Sarah (Mrs)

Shopkeeper

 

Goyne, John

Accountant

 

Grigg, Bessie (Mrs)

Shopkeeper

 

James, Solomon Paul

Farmer

Banns

Jenkin, Richard

Carpenter & farmer

 

Letcher, Mary Ann (Mrs)

Shopkeeper

Wheal Rose

Luke, Joseph

Farmer

Mawla

Menadue, Richard

Tailor

 

Miller, Thomas

Market gardener

Banns hl

Mitchell, Fras.

Dairyman

Towan cross

Moyle, James

Farmer

Stencrosse

Nettle, Jn.

Farmer

Mansion House Farm

Plummer, Maria (Mrs)

Miller (water)

Gover Mill

Pryor, James

Farmer

Goonearl

Pryor, Wm.

Farmer

Skinnerís Bottom

Richards, Henry

Farmer

Trenithick Farm

Richards, Mark

Pork butcher

 

Richards, Richard

Farmer

Mawla

Richards, Sarah (Mrs)

Shopkeeper

 

Rodda, Edward

Farmer

Low Trenithick

Rodda, John

Farmer

Menagissey

Rodda, Richard John

Carpenter

 

Rosewall, Margt. (Mrs)

Fmr.

Ivy Chimney

Rowe, Edward

Shopkeeper

Towan Cross

Skinner, James

Farmer

Wheal Rose

Snell, Nathaniel

Farmer

Trevisick

Stephens, Rd.

Rate collector

Towan Cross

Symons, John

Builder

Wheal Rose

Symons, William

Plume of Feathers PH

Fourhundreds

Thomas, George

Farmer

Crosewartha

Tonkin, Henry

Blacksmith

Wheal Rose

Tonkin, William

Farmer

 

Tregea, John

Attendance officer

 

Uren, Jane & Son

Shopkprs.

Wheal Rose

Walters, Henry

Shopkeeper

Menagissey

Walters, John

Farmer

Ivy Chimney

Williams, John

Carrier & farmer

 

Williams, John

Farmer

Wheal Rose

Williams, Robert

Farmer

Banns vale

Willoughby, Henry

Farmer

Menagissey

Willoughby, Sarah (Mrs)

Shopkeeper

Skinnerís Bottom

 

Last update 1st May 2007