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Extracts from Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72):

GERMOE, a village and a parish in Helston district, Cornwall. The village stands near the coast, 5½ miles W by N of Helston, and 6 ESE of Marazion Road r. station; is traditionally said to have been founded, in the 5th century, by Germochus, a king of Ireland; and has a post office under Helston, Cornwall. The parish comprises 1,287 acres. Real property, £1,656; of which £14 are in quarries. Pop., 1,015. Houses, 216. Many of the inhabitants are workers in tin mines. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Breage, in the diocese of Exeter.

The church is ancient, and has an embattled tower. A curious structure, called St. Germoe's chair, is on the N side of the churchyard; comprises a recessed stone seat, with pillars, pointed arches, and a rude sculpture of a human head; and is said to have been erected by the Millitons of Pengersick. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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04 Mar 2014


Germoe One-Place Study