LELANT or Uny Lelant, is a township and parish, within the parliamentary borough of St. Ives, from which it is 3½ miles south-east, 6 miles north-east from Penzance, and 1 mile from St. Ives road station on the West Cornwall railway, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Penwith, Penzance union and county court district, rural deanery of Penwith, Cornwall archdeaconry, and Exeter diocese, on the estuary of the Hayle River, opposite Hayle. The church of St. Uny is an old building, partly Norman, with some marks of the thirteenth century restoration which in turn gave way to a further reconstruction in the fifteenth century: It is now being restored in accordance with the fifteenth century work, under the superintendence of Mr. J. D. Sedding, architect, of Bristol: it has chancel, nave, two aisles, and square embattled tower with 6 bells, and contains some monuments. The register dates from the year 1672. The living is a vicarage, with Towednack annexed, joint yearly value £440, in the gift of the Bishop of Exeter, and held by the Rev. Richard Frederick Tyacke M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin. There is a National school for 160 boys and girls, supplying a district of about 1 mile radius; also a Sunday school held in the same building. The following mines are at work in this parish — Providence, Wheal Margaret, Wheal Mary, Tre-croben, Trevarrack and West Wheal Lucy. A fair is held on the 15th of August, yearly for cattle. Trevethoe, half a mile distant, is held on lease by Sir John St. Aubyn, bart, M.P., of Mr. Tyringham, who is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is gravelly; the subsoil is killas and granite. The chief crops are wheat. The area is 3,927 acres, of which 170 is water; gross estimated rental, £5,691, rateable value, £4,883; and the population in 1871 was 2,178. Chy-an-gwail, situated near the providence mine, and Lelant Down, or Tre-coben, on the side of the hill so called, are hamlets.

Post Office.—Charles Burt, sub-postmaster. Letters per railway arrive at 9 a.m. & 5 p.m.; dispatched at 3.30 p.m. & 7 a.m. The nearest money order office is at Hayle

National School, J. H. Hodge, mastr.; Miss J. Morley, mistrss


Hawes Sampson

Nicholls Loam Michael, Venayr

Nicholls John, Carninney

Richards Charles

St. Aubyn Sir John, bart. M.P. Trevethoe

Tyacke Rev. Richd. F. M.A. Vicarage


Adams Thomas, coal agent

Andrews Thomas, shopkeeper

Anthony Arundel, mine agent

Bartlett John William, farmer

Bennotts Ann (Mrs.), farmer

Boundey Priscilla (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Brush John, farmer

Bryant William, shoe maker

Card John, farmer, Lock

Christopher Thomas, master mariner

Christopher William, farmer

Christopher William, farmer, Boskerras

Eddy Samuel, farmer

Eddy William, farmer, Withen

Edmonds John, farmer

Friggens John, farmer

Giles John, farmer, Trink

Glasson James, farmer, Polpear

Glasson Nancy (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Griffin Matthew, farmer

Harris John, farmer, Ninnes

Hicks Thomas, farmer, Carn

Hocken Ann (Mrs.), Praed’s Arms

Hodges John H. schoolmaster

Hollow John, coal merchant

Hollow Matthew, farmer, Boskerras

Hollow William, mine agent

Hosking James, farmer, Gunwing

Hosking Richard, farmer, Beersheba

Jennings Margaret (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Jennings Robert, farmer, Vowes

Johns John, carpenter

Laming Whitsed, farmer

Lanyon Richard, farmer

Martin William, farmer, Ninnes

Martin William, farmer, Trewartha

Michell Sampson, farmer, Trevarrack

Mitchell William & Son, corn & manure merchants

Mitchell James, farmer

Morley William, coal merchant

Olds William, butcher

Payne William, farmer, Charlestown

Pearce John, farmer & gardener

Pearce John, farmer, Durloe

Penberthy James, farmer, Vowes

Penberthy James, mine agent

Perry Capt. Geo. farmer & mine agent

Perry Daniel, farmer, Chyangweal

Polkinghorne Stphn. farmer, Gunwing

Pollard John, farmer & gardener

Quick John, farmer, Gonew

Richards Charles, farmer, Venvoyn

Roach Paul, farmer & shopkeeper

Roscorla Robert, schoolmaster

Rosewarne John master mariner, Hampton court

Sandow James, grocer & registrar of births & deaths

Sandow Henry, farmer, Trembethow

Sandow William, farmer, Trembethow

Stevens John, coal agent & carpenter

Thomas John, gardener

Thomas Simon, farmer

Thomas William, farmer, Wheal wreeth

Toms John, farmer & gardener

Treglown Thomas, mine agent & broker

Treweeke Thomas, mining engineer

Trewhella Matthew, farmer, Brunnion

Tyack John, farmer, Carn

Uren Edmund, farmer, Foque[?]

Uren Francis, farmer, Westway

Uren Vivian[?] farmer, Carntiscoe[?]

Wearne William, farmer

Winnan Edward, tin dresser & buyer

Woodward Robert, farmer

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