Searching for "GWENNAP"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    CARN-MARTH Cornwall Gwennap-pit, was the scene of Wesley's famous preaching to the miners; and is still used, by the Wesleyans Imperial
    CONSOLS Cornwall CONSOLS , copper mines near Gwennap, in Cornwall. They are about 300 fathoms deep; and they employ about 1, 000 men. Imperial
    DAY (St.) Cornwall Gwennap parish, Cornwall. The village stands on an eminence, near Scorrier-Gate r. station, and 2¼ miles E by N of Redruth Imperial
    EXETER Cornwall
    Gwennap, Helston, St. Keverne, Manaccon, Mullion, Mylor, Sithney, St. Stithians, and Wendron; and the p. curacies of Cury, Germoe, Gunwallo Imperial
    Frogpool Cornwall Frogpool , vil., Gwennap par., W. Cornwall. Bartholomew
    Gwennap Cornwall Gwennap , par. and vil., W. Cornwall, 3 miles SE. of Redruth, 6630 ac., pop. 6209; P.O.; has the most productive Bartholomew
    GWENNAP Cornwall GWENNAP , a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Redruth district, Cornwall. The village stands 3 miles ESE of Redruth Imperial
    Hicks Mill Cornwall Hicks Mill , hamlet, Gwennap par., W. Cornwall, near Redruth. Bartholomew
    KEA, or St. KEA Cornwall Gwennap; and contains parts of the chapelries of Baldhu, Chacewater, and Mithian. Post town, Truro. Real property, £7, 158; of which Imperial
    Lannarth Cornwall eccl. dist. and vil., Gwennap par., Cornwall - dist., pop. 1813; vil., 1½ mile SE. of Redruth; P.O., called Lanner . Bartholomew
    LANNARTH, or LANNER Cornwall Gwennap parish, Cornwall. The village stands 1¾ mile SE of Redruth r. station; and has a post-office, of the name Imperial
    Portreath Cornwall copper ore from the Gwennap mines, of which it is the port, and with which it is connected by tram railway. Bartholomew
    PORTREATH Cornwall connected by a tram railway with the Gwennap mines; exports copper ore to Swansea; and ranks as a chapelry, united to Illogan. Imperial
    REDRUTH Cornwall Gwennap, containing the parishes of Gwennap and St. Stithians; and the sub-district of Phillack, containing the parishes of Phillack Imperial
    St Day Cornwall Gwennap par., Cornwall - dist., pop. 2342; vil., on an eminence, 2 miles E. of Redruth; P.O., T.O.; is situated in the centre Bartholomew
    WHEAL Cornwall
    Gwennap; another W.-Fortescue, near Tavistock; W.-Francis, near Camborne; W.-Friendship, near Gwennap; another W.-Friendship, on Dartmoor; W.-Gorland Imperial
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