Wendron  Cornwall


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

WENDRON, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Helston district, Cornwall. The village stands 2¾ miles NNE of Helston, and 7½ SSE of Camborne r. station; and has fairs on 18 May and 27 July. The parish includes Helston, which has a head post-office, designated Helston, Cornwall. ...

Acres, exclusive of Helston, 13,029; inclusive of H., 13,320. Real property, exc. of H., £17,133,-of which £4,282 are in mines; inc. of H., £27,818,-of which £10 are in iron-works, and £60 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, exc. of H., 5,320,-inc. of H., 8,675; in 1861, exc. of H., 6,008,-inc. of H., 9,851. Houses, exc. of H., 1,165; inc. of H., 1,917. The increase of pop., in the rural parts, arose from the working of a tin mine. Druidical circles are at Carnmenellis and the Nine Maidens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £876.* Patron, Queen's College, Oxford. The vicarage of Helston and the p. curacy of Carnmenellis are separate benefices. There are several dissenting chapels, and charities £8.—The sub-district excludes Helston, but includes Sithney parish, and comprises 18,927 acres. Pop., 9,314. Houses, 1,822.

Wendron through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th January 2023

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