Probus  Cornwall


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

PROBUS, a village and a sub-district, in Truro district, and a parish partly also in St. Austell district, Cornwall. The village stands on ground 305 feet above sea-level, near the Cornwall railway, 2½ miles S S W of Grampound-Road r. station, and 5 N E of Truro; is anancient place; was once a market-town; and has a head post-office, ‡ designated Probus, Cornwall, an inn, and fairs on 5 and 23 April, 5 July, and 17 Sept. ...

The parish contains also part of Grampound, and comprises 8, 113 acres. Real-property, exclusive of the part of G., £9, 485. Pop., exc. of the part of G., 1, 353. Houses, 285. Pop. of the whole, 1, 449. Houses, 304. The manor was given, by Edward the Confessor, to a college of 5 prebends; and belongs now toH. Hawkins, Esq. Trehane is the seat of the Rev. W. Stack-house. Walvedon was forfeited, in the time of Elizabeth, by Tregion. A Roman camp of 7 acres is near Carvoza. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £509.* Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is later English, all of wrought granite, covered with sculptures; has a tower, similar to that of Magdalen college, Oxford, and 125 feet high; was recently restored; and contains monuments of the Hawkinses, and two brasses. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £10 a year, and charities £100. The sub-district excludes the part of Grampound, but includes seven other parishes. Acres, 21, 670. Pop., 3, 702. Houses, 813.

Probus through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 15th July 2024

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