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

GULVAL, a village and a parish in Penzance district, Cornwall. The village stands in a deep, wooded vale, at the northern extremity of Mounts bay, near the CornWall railway, 1¼ mile NE of Penzance. The parish comprises 4, 357 acres of land, and 190 of water. Post town, Penzance. Real property, £6, 500; of which £220 are in the railway, and £18 in quarries. Pop., 1, 743. Houses, 332. The property is much subdivided. The manor anciently belonged to the Halse family; was given by them to the priory of St. Germain; and bore the name of LanistIey. The rocks are granite and schists; an have yielded much ore in mining operations. A tract which was long a bare moor is nom partly disposed in fields, and partly overgrown with briers and ivy. Gulval Carn, on that tract, commands a fine view of Mounts bay and Penzance. An ancient inscribed stone is at a stream, and was long used there as a foot bridge. A chalybeate spring is near Maddern, and was once the object of a singular superstition. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £449. Patron, the lord Chancellor. The church was built in the 15th century; is in good condition; and contains a register chest and some old monuments. An ancient cross is in the churchyard. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Bible Christians, a national school, and charities £15.

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03 Mar 2014


Gulval One-Place Study