Mount Hawke 1914
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Kellyís Directory of Cornwall 1914

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, with a halt on the Perranporth and Newquay rail motor service of the Great Western railway and is 5 miles north from Redruth, 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, erected in 1878, at a cost of £1,400, 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 250 persons. Attached is a school room. The register dates from the year 1846. The living is a vicarage, net yearly vale £190, with residence, in the gift of the Crown and the Bishop of Truro alternately, and held since 1900 by the Rev. John Ching Barfett.

There are Wesleyan chapels at Mawla, Mount Hawke, Skinnerís Bottom and Porth Towan: a United Methodist chapel 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.

In the village is a literary institute.

The principal landowners are Maj-Gen. Viscount Falmouth KCVO CB, Viscount Clifden, Rev. E H Enys. MA of Enys, St Gluvias, John Williams esq. Of Scorrier, A F Bassett esq. Of Tehidy, R F Bolitho esq. and Miss Jago.

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 1911 was 1228.

POST OFFICE Ė Mrs Mary Chynoweth, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive through Scorrier at 7.35 am and 2.05 pm Sundays 7.35 am ; dispatched at 11.45 am & 5.15 pm ; Sundays 12 noon. Blackwater is the nearest money order, St Agnes the nearest telegraph office.

Wall Letter Boxes Ė Towan Cross, cleared at 4.35pm & Skinnerís Bottom, 5.25 pm weekdays only

Public Elementary School (mixed & infants) built in 1874, for 250 children: average attendance 115; Edward James Oats, master.

This school is under the control of the Redruth and Camborne Education Committee : William Mead Burchell BSc Clinton Road, Redruth, clerk

 

Barfett, Rev. John Ching

 

Vicarage

Collins, Mrs

 

Pentybryne

Eslick, Joseph

 

Mansion house

Jeffery, William

 

Skinnerís Bottom

Langdon, James Wilson

 

Banns Vale

Pearce, Edwin

 

Wheal Rose

Pryor, Mrs

 

Goonearl

Skinner, Henry

 

Wheal Rose

COMMERCIAL

Bassett, William

Farmer

Banns

Brokenshire, Edwin

Farmer

Banns Vale

Carter, Richard Henry

Farmer

Goose Wartha

Couch, Rosina, (Miss)

Shopkeeper

Wheal Rose

Cummins, William Hy.

Farmer

Menagissey

Dunstan, James

Shopkeeper

 

Eddy, James

Farmer

Wheal Rose

Garland, Charles

Farmer

Princecroft Farm

Gregor, Charles Edwin

Plume of Feathers P H

Fourhundreds

Grigg, Bessie (Mrs)

Shopkeeper

Wheal Rose

Jeffery, John

Farmer

Rose Farm

Jenkin, Richard

Farmer

 

Jolly, Bessie Elizb. (Mrs)

Shopkeeper

 

Jones, Philip

Bootmaker

 

Jose, Joseph (Mrs)

Farmer

 

Kestle, Thomas

Farmer

 

Matthews, William (Mrs)

Farmer

Mill Pool

Matthews, William John

Farmer

 

May, Wm. Hy,

Shopkpr.

Towan Cross

Miller, Thomas

Market gardener

Banns hill

Mount Hawke Literary Institute (F R Langford sec.)

   

Moyle, James Mark

Farmer

Stencoose

Nicholas, Robert

Farmer

Menigissey

Phillips, John

Farmer

Wheal Rose

Plummer, Maria (Mrs)

Miller (water)

Gover Mill

Prowse, James

Mason

Goonearl

Pryor, Wm.

Farmer

Skinnerís Bottom

Richards, Eldred

Farmer

Menigissey

Richards, Elizah. (Mrs)

Farmer

Gover

Richards, Sidney

Farmer

Mawla

Roberts, Wm.

Dairyman

Towan Cross

Rodda, Alfred Ernest

Farmer

 

Rodda, Edgar

Blacksmith

 

Rodda, Ernest

Carpenter

 

Rodda, Henry

Farmer

Shortcross

Rodda, Richard John

Farmer

 

Rodda, Saml.

Farmer

Lower Trenithick

Rowe, Edwin

Farmer

Wheal Allen

Sampson, Wm.

Farmer

Skinnerís Bottom

Simmons, Geo. Arthur

Farmer

Mawla

Skinner, Henry James

Farmer

 

Snell, Edward

Farmer

Trevisick

Stephens, Alex.

Farmer

Towan Cross

Stephens, Annie (Mrs)

Shopkeeper

Fourhundreds

Thomas, Charles

Farmer

 

Tonkin, Harry

Blacksmith

Wheal Rose

Tonkin, William

Farmer

Splat

Tregoning, Edward

Farmer

Skinnerís Bottom

Tremewan, Bessie (Mrs)

Farmer

Menigissey

Trescothick, Alfred

Victory Inn

Towan Cross

Tyacke, Harry

Farmer

Goonearl

Uren, Emma (Mrs)

Shopkeeper

 

Walters, Artr.

Farmer

Ivy Chimney

Wilkins, John

Farmer

Menigissey

Williams, Nicholas Oliver

Farmer

Wheal Rose

 

 

Last update 1st May 2007