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Polgooth, Sticker, Trelowth, Trewoon

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St. Mewan

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St. Mewan is located in the Hundred of Powder, bounded by St. Stephen in Brannel to the West, St. Austell in the East, and on the south, St. Ewe. The C. of E. church is dedicated to St. Mewanus, and is supposedly over 600 years old.

One of the main features of the parish is Polgooth Mine, which was once the largest in the County; in one ten-year period, upwards of five hundred thousand pounds of tin were taken from it, and for twenty years, Lord Arundell, one of the lords of the soil, received no less than one thousand pounds per annum as his share. At its production peak, many miners lived in St. Austell parish, and walked to Polgooth for their daily labour. If you cannot find your family records in the parish records of St. Mewan, please be sure to check the St. Austell website.

The principal villages are Sticker, Polgooth, and Trewoon. Each had a Wesleyan Methodist chapel, while there was a United Methodist Free Church at Treloweth.

Rita Bone Kopp








17 Nov 2013


St. Mewan One-Place Study