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St. Columb Minor

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

COLUMB-MINOR (St.), a parish in St. Columb district, Cornwall; on the coast, 5 miles W by S of St. Columb-Major, and 11 NNW of Grampound Road r. station. It has a fair on 9 June; and its post town is Newquay, under St. Columb, Cornwall. Acres, 5, 897; of which 335 are water. Real property, £6,796. Pop., 2,067. Houses, 446. The property is much subdivided. The rocks include good shelly sandstone. A blow-hole, with a high jet of water, in certain states of the tide, is at the small harbour of Lower-St. Columb-Porth. A priory was founded at Rialton, near the church, about the end of the 15th century, by Thomas Vyvyan; and some interesting remains of it were lately extant, but are now much mutilated. Rialton gave title to the statesman, Sidney Godolphin. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £117.* Patron, Lord Churston. The church is large and good; and has an old rood-loft.

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St. Columb Minor One-Place Study