Sennen  Cornwall


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sennen like this:

SENNEN, a village and a parish in Penzance district, Cornwall. The village stands 387 feet above sea-level, 1 mile E of Lands-End, and 9 S W of Penzance r. station; and has an inn, called the First and Last inn in England. The parish includes Lands-End and the light-house off it; and comprises 2, 230 acres of land, and 70 of water. ...

Post-town, Penzance. Real property, £2, 887. Pop., 613. Houses, 123. The property is divided among a few. Salt-works were here at Domesday, but have been discontinued. Small harbours are at S. cove and Whitsand bay; and fishing is largely carried on. Roman coins were found in 1807. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £230. Patron, the Prince The church is ancient but good. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Bible Christians, and a national school.

Sennen through time

Sennen is now part of Penwith district. Click here for graphs and data of how Penwith has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sennen itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sennen, in Penwith and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th May 2022

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