Official Establishments, Local Institutions &c.

Officers of the Corporation & Urban Sanitary Authority.

Town Clerk & Clerk to the Urban Sanitary Authority, Thomas Cornish, Parade street

Assistant Town Clerk, Francis Trounson, 1 Morrab place

Treasurer & Borough Accountant, Andrew Harpur Michell

Auditors & Revising Assessors, Edwing Thomas Matthews & William Sims Nicholls

Clerk of the Peace, John Penn Milton, 31 Clarence street

Coroner, John Rescorla, 3 North parade

Medical Officer of Health for Urban & Port Sanitary Authorities, George Bown Millett L.R.C.P.Edin. 19 Chaple st

Public Analyst, Jn. J. Beringer, 10 South terrace, Camborne

Borough Surveyor, George Henry Small, Public buildings

Head Constable, John Olds

Inspector of Nuisances, Nathaniel Coulson Whear

Collector of Rates, Edward Doble, 37 Belgravia street

Sergeants-at-Mace, William Henry Wallis & William Henry Secombe

Town Crier, Peter Trounson


Francis Boase esq. Buriton house, Penzance

John Josias Arthur Boase esq. Albion terrace, Exmouth [Devon]

Thomas Simon Bolitho esq. Trengwainton, Penzance

John Richards Branwell esq. Penlee house, Penzance

James Barclay Montgomery esq. M.D. 5 Clarence place, Penzance

William Henry Rodd esq. Green bank, Liskeard

Charles Campbell Ross esq. M.P. Carne, Madron

Richard Roberts Victor, Cornwall terrace, Penzance

 Clerk, Thomas Cornish

 Borough Petty Sessions are held at the Guildhall every second & fourth monday in the month, at 10 a.m


Acting for the Petty Sessional Division of the Hundred of West Penwith.

Bolitho Thomas Bedford esq. Trewidden, Penzance

Bolitho Thomas Robins esq. Penalverne, Penzance

Bolitho Thomas Simon esq. Trengwainton, Penzance

Bolitho William, jun. esq. Ponsandane, Penzance

Borlase John esq. Castle Horneck, Penzance

Borlase William Copeland esq. M.P. Haregan, Penzance

Field Thomas Willis esq. Chymorvah, Marazion

Le Grice Charles Day Nicholls esq. Trereife, Penzance

Molesworth Sir Paul William bart. Kenegie, Penzance

Ross Charles Campbell esq. M.P. Carne, Madron

St. Aubyn Sir John bart. M.P. St. Michael’s mount, Marazion

Tonkin Rev. John, Trevervin, St. Buryan, Penzance

Trelawny Lieut.-Col. Harry Reginald, Poltair, Penzance

Tremenheere Hugh Seymour esq. C.B. 43 Thurloe square, London s.w

 Clerk to the Magistrates, Thomas Cornish, Parade street

 Petty Sessions are held at the Guildhall the first wednesday in every month at 10 a.m

 The following places are included in the Petty Sessional division:—Gulval, Ludgvan, Marazion, Madron, Morvah, Perranuthnoe, Pane[sic], St. Buryan, St. Just, St. Michael’s Mount, St. Hilary, St. Levan, Sancreed, St. Sennen, Towednack, Zennor.


Austria & Hungary, John Matthews, consular agent

Belgium, John Matthews, consul

Denmark, Edwin Thomas Matthews, vice-consul

France, Edwin Thomas Matthews, vice-consul

Germany, John Matthews, vice-consul

Holland, Edmund Ludlow, consular agent

Italy, John Matthews, consular agent

Liberia (Republic of), John Matthews, consul

Portugal & Spain, John Matthews, vice-consul

Sweden & Norway, John Matthews, vice-consul


Accident, A. C. Jenkin, 4 Chapel street; & E Ludlow, 77 Market Jew street

Atlas Fire & Life, Edmund Ludlow, 77 Market Jew street

Britannia Fire, E. Pascoe, Bread street

British Empire, E. Eva, 63 Causeway head; & A. Martin, Carne avenue

British & Irish Plate Glass, G. H. Wills, 22 Market place

Commercial Union, R. V. & H. Davy, 112 Market Jew street; J. Matthews, Lloyd’s agency; G. Bazeley & Son, The Albert stores; & A. Martin, Morrab road

Employers’ Liability, G. H. Wills, 22 Market place

Gresham Life, E. Pascoe, Bread street

Guardian Fire & Life, J. P. Milton, 31 Clarence street

Liverpool & London & Globe, J. T. Kevern, Chancery lane

London Assurance, W. H. Richards, 54 & 55 Causeway head

London & Lancashire Life, A. C. Jenkin, 4 Chapel street

London Guarantee & Accident, F. Harvey, Penzance bank

Manchester Fire, G. P. A. Robinson, 99 Market Jew street

North British & Mercantile, J. Trebilcock. 6 North parade

Northern Fire & Life, G. H.Wills, 22 Market place

Norwich Union & Fire, C. Read, 8 Parade street

Ocean, Railway & General Accident, W. H. Richards, 54 & 55 Causeway head

Phoenix Fire, J. Burt, jun.

Protector Endowment &c. E. Pascoe, Bread street

Queen Fire & Life, J. M. Cornish, 24 Market place

Reliance Mutual, J. Doidge, Chyandour, & St. Mary’s terrace

Royal Exchange, P. Grenfell

Royal Farmers, E. Pascoe, Bread street

Soverign Life, J. Tancock, 16 Market Jew street

Scottish Accident, G. H.Wills, 22 Market place

Scottish Widows’, W. Bettany, Penzance bank; & W. Dale, 10 Parade street

Standard Life, Roscorla & Son

Standard, Roscorla & Son, North parade

Sun Fire, F. Harvey, Penzance bank

West of England, J. Berryman, 28 Chapel street

Westminster Fire, F. Trounson, 1 Morrab terrace


Borough Police Station, Public buildings, Alverton street, John Olds, head constable, with a force of two sergeants & eight constables

County Court, Montague Bere Q.C. judge; Thomas Cornish, registrar; William Arnold Ralph, high bailiff. The county court is held at the Guildhall the third wednesday in each month. The county court district comprises the following parishes, viz:—Gulval, Ludgvan, Madron, Marazion, Morvah, Paul, Penzance, Perranuthnoe, Sancreed, St. Buryan, St. Erth, St. Hilary, St. Ives, St. Just, St. Levan, St. Michael’s Mount, Scilly Islands, Sennen, Towednack, Uny Lelant & Zennor

Central Hall, Parade street, Hy. Harvey Pezzack, secretary

Custom House, Quay, Louis Charles Read, acting collector; Alexander Phillips, examining officer; Wm. Geo. Job, C. McNamara & P. J. Foley, outdoor officers

Dock Office, Matthews & Son, Quay street

Harbour Office, Quay, John Morrish, harbour master; James Bickle Sanders, lessee of pier dues

Inland Revenue Office, Union hotel, Chapel street

Masonic Hall, Public buildings, Alverton street; “Mount Sinai” Lodge (121), William Colenso, secretary; third wednesday in month

Mercantile Marine Office, Quay, Louis Charles Read, superintendent

Natural History & Antiquarian Society’s Museum, Public buildings, George Bown Millett M.R.C.S. & Edwin David Marquand, hon. secs

Odd Fellows’ Hall, Parade st. Edward Crocker Scobey, sec

Penzance Institute, Public buildings, W. Hosken Richards, treasurer; Samuel Cook, librarian; Barnes Richards, Grahame H. Wills & J. Sidney Uren, hon. secs

Public Library, Public buildings, William Bolitho, jun. president; Thomas Cornish, treasurer; Geo. B. Millett M.R.C.S. sec.; Rev. Prebendary Hedgeland M.A. librarian

Public Buildings, Alverton street, W. Hosken Richards, sec

Royal Geological Society of Cornwall (established 1814), Public buildings, Leonard H. Courtney M.P. president; William Bolitho, jun. treasurer: Geo. B. Millett M.R.C.S. secretary; Charles Campbell Ross M.P. librarian; Robert James Frecheville, curator

Sailors’ Free Reading Room, Quay street, William Henry Peychcot, superintendent

Stamp Office, 27 Market place, Benj. Shakerley, distributor

Town Hall & Council Chamber, Public buildings

Trinity Store House, Quay, James Nolan Tregarthen, superintendent

West Cornwall Dispensary & Infirmary, St. Clare street; J. Barclay Montgomery M.D. physician; Henry Grenfell, surgeon; Charles Campbell Ross M.P. hon secretary; William Harvey Julyan, assistant secretary

Penzance Union.

Board day, alternate thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Workhouse

The Union comprises the following parishes:—St. Buryan, St. Erth, Gulval, St. Hilary, St. Ives, St. Just, St. Levan, Ludgvan, Madron, Marazion, St. Michael’s Mount, Morvah, Paul, Penzance, Perranuthnoe, Sancreed, St. Sennen, Towednack, Uny Lelant & Zennor. The guardians meet for poor law purposes at the union workhouse at Madron, & for sanitary purposes in Penzance: the population of the union in 1881 was 49,622; rateable value, £162,374

Clerk to the Guardians, Thos. Cornish, Parade st. Penzance

Collectors to the Guardians, Western district, William Triggs, 13 Regent sq. Penzance; Eastern district, Jsph. Giles, Crowlas

Assistant Overseers, Benjamin Thomas, St. Buryan; John Nicholas, St. Erth; Thomas Noy, Gulval; Wm. Angove, St. Hilary; John A. Harris, St. Ives; Thomas Williams, St. Just; Richard Edwards, Ludgvan; Wm. Thos. White, Madron; Chas. Thos. Beckerleg, Marazion; Wm. Hoskin Richards, Penzance; James Francis, Perranuthnoe; John Bosance, Sancreed; John Green, Towednack; James Hy. Sandow, Uny Lelant

Relieving & Vaccination Officers, Eastern district, J. Giles, Crowlas; Western district, W. Triggs, 13 Regent square, Penzance

Medical Officers & Public Vaccinators, No. 1 district, James Richard Quick, Penzance; No. 2 district, A. Harvey, St. Just; No. 3 district, G. T. A. Staff L.K.Q.C.P.Irel. St. Ives; No. 4 district, James Mudge, jun. Hayle; No. 5 district, John Quick, Penzance

Superintendent Registrar, Thos. Cornish, Parade st. Penzance

Registrars of Births & Deaths, Uny Lelant sub-district, Jas. Sandow, Uny Lelant; St. Ives sub-district, John Bray Anthony, St. Ives; Marazion sub-district, Richard Cornish Laity, Marazion; Penzance sub-district, John James, 31 Market place, Penzance; St. Just-in-Penwith sub-district, Alfred Chenhalls, jun. St. Just; St. Buryan sub-district, William Thomas, St. Buryan

Registrars of Marriages, Thomas Cogar, St. Ives; John Chenhalls, St. Just; John James, 31 Market pl. Penzance; & John Easton Tonkin, 45 Belgravia street, Penzance

Workhouse, Madron, James Andrew, master; J. R. Quick, medical officer; Mrs. Jane Andrew, matron

Rural Sanitary Authority.

Clerk, Thomas Cornish, Parade street, Penzance

Medical Officer of Health, John Quick, 96 Market Jew street, Penzance

Inspector of Nuisances, William Angwin, St. Michael’s terrace, Penzance


Clerk to Penzance Union Assessment Committee & to Burial Board, Thomas Cornish, Parade street

Clerk to Commissioners of Assessed & Property Tax, Francis Trounson, 1 Morrab terrace

Clerk to the Highway Board of the Districts of Camborne & Penzance & to Hayle Causeway & to St. Just Turnpike Trusts, Thomas Cornish, Parade street

Clerk to the Magistrates for the East & West Divisions of Penwith, Thomas Cornish, Parade street

Collector of Taxes, John Champion, 8 Belgravia street

Coroner for the Western Division of the County, Geo. Pascoe Grenfell, Market Jew street; deputy, Jn. Roscorla, North par

Lessee of Pier Dues & Market Tolls, James Bickle Sanders, Harbour office, Quay

Harbour Master, John Morrish, Marine terrace

Receiver of Wreck, Louis Charles Read

Sub-Commissioners of Pilotage, Louis Charles Read, Hugh Tregarthen & Richard Quance

Sheriff’s Officer, Nicholas Grosse, 1 Coulson’s place

Sub-Division Clerk to the Deputy Lieutenancy for East & West Penwith, Thomas Cornish, Parade street

Surveyor of Lloyds Register or British & Foreign Shipping, Hugh Tregarthen, 4 Penrose terrace

Assistant Overseer, William Hoskin Richards, 54 & 55 Causeway head

Vestry Clerk of St. Mary’s, James Berryman, 28 Chapel st

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of services.

St. John the Baptist Church, Trewartha terrace, vicar, vacant; 8 & 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; daily, 8.30 a.m. & fri. 7.30 p.m

St. Mary’s Church, Chapel street, Rev. Prebendary Philip Hedgeland M.A. vicar; Rev. A. B. Berry, curate; 8 & 11 a.m. & 3 & 6 p.m.; daily, 11 a.m

St. Paul’s Church, Clarence street, Rev. Jedediah John Hunt, vicar; 8 & 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; tues 7.30 p.m

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Rosevean road, Very Rev. Canon J. R. Shortland, priest; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; daily 8 a.m.; wed, 7 p.m

Friend’s Meeting House, Causeway head

Synagogue, New street, Rev. Isaac Bischofswerder; fri. sunset; sat. 9 a.m

Baptist, Clarence street, Rev. Henry Charles Leonard, minister; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; wed. 7.15 p.m

Bethel, Battery square, various; 6 p.m.; wed. 7.15 p.m

Bible Christian, High street; Rev. George William Angwin, minister; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7.15 p.m

Congregational, Market Jew street, Rev. John Winsor Sampson, minister; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; wed. 7.15 p.m

Methodist New Connexion, Abbey street, ministers various; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; mon. 7 p.m

Primitive Methodist, Mount street, Rev. Edwin Clarke, minister; 10.45 a.m. & 6 p.m.; wed. 7 p.m

United Methodist Free Church, Parade street, Rev. Archelaus Wren, minister; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; tues. 7.15 p.m

Wesleyan, Chapel street, Rev. Charles Hulme Floyd & Rev. George Richard Graham, ministers; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; tues. 7.15 p.m


Grammar, Market place, has a small endowment bequeathed by Sir Humphry Davy, & there are two free scholars; Rev. Trimer Bennett, master

School of Art, Morrab road, Henry Malcolm Geoffroi, head master; Harry Geoffroi, assistant master; Richard Quance, hon. sec

Science Class, Public buildings, Andrew Ketchan Barnett & Edward Christopher Corin, masters

National (St. Mary’s), Queen street, John Charles E. Taylor, master, Miss Dunstan Richards, mistress

Infants’,Abbey street. Miss Mary Robins, mistress

Wesleyan Day, Chapel street, George Frederick Gasson, master; Charles James Mabbott, assistant master; Miss Mary Morgan, infants’ mistress

Elizabeth, Tarovear road, Miss Elizabeth Culyer, mistress; Miss Eliza Francis, infants’ mistress


Cornishman, Parade street; published every thurs. & sat.; Robert Matthews, publisher. See advertisement

Cornish Telegraph, Green market; published every thurs; & sat.; & Tidings, published daily, except wed. & fri.; Henry Scrine Hill, publisher. See advertisement


Railway Station, Market Jew street, John Peach, divisional superintendent; George Bain, station master

Great Western Railway (receiving office), Old Post office, Market place; J. C. Wall, agent

Midland Railway (enquiry office), 50 Market Jew street; Thomas Maddern, agent


Omnibuses (from Market Jew street) to:—

Breage—See Helston

Camborne & Crowlas—Clemo, daily at 5 p.m

Goldsithney—Hosking, daily; market days, at 5 p.m.; other days, 4.15 p.m

Hayle—See Camborne

Helston—Thomas & Lyne, daily, at 8.15 & 11 a.m.; Reynolds, daily at 4 p.m

Land’s End—Coombe, daily (Post office), 9 a.m.; Trewhella, tues. thurs. & sat (First & Last inn) at 6 p.m

Leedstown—tues. thurs. & sat. at 5 p.m

Logan Rock—Coombe, daily (Post office), 9 a.m.; Trewhella, tues, thurs. & sat (First & Last inn) at 6 p.m

Marazion—See Helston

Redruth—Clemo, daily, 5 p.m

Porthcurnow—See Logan Rock

Relubbus (St. Hilary)—Hosking, daily; market days at 5 p.m.; other days, 4.15 p.m

St. Buryan—tues. thurs. & sat. (First & Last inn), at 6.30 p.m.; & Coombe (Post office), daily, 9 a.m

St. Just—(mail), twice daily, 9 a.m. & 4 p.m.; two daily (thurs. excepted), at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; North, St. Just daily, at 6 p.m

Sennen—Trewhella, tues. thurs. & sat. at 4 afternoon; & Coombe, daily (Post office), at 9 a.m

Townsend—tues. thurs. & sat at 5 p.m

Treen—See Logan Rock


Scilly Isles—West Cornwall Steam Ship Co. John Banfield, jun. manager; office, 6 North parade; steamers leave Penzance & Scilly in May & June, daily; April, July, August & September from Scilly, mon. wed. & fri.; returning tues. thurs. & sat.; October 1st to April 1st from Scilly, mon. & thurs.; returning wed. & sat

Boskenna Bay, Mounts Bay & Carbis Bay Steam Ships, Fras. Banfield & Sons, managers, 6 North parade

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