ST. JUST-IN-PENWITH is a township, parish and market town, near the coast at Cape Cornwall, 7 miles west from Penzance, 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. The church of St. Just is a fine building, having nave, aisles, chancel, porch, clock, and square embattled tower: in the church is a curious old incised slab bearing a crozier, with the inscription “Selus hic jacet”; there is also an ancient cross built into the wall of the north aisle: the church was restored in 1865, at a cost of £2,000. The register dates from the year 1599. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £500, with residence and 12 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held by the Rev. Henry Stuart Fagan, M.A., of Pembroke College, Oxford. There is a National school for boys and girls; also chapels for Wesleyans, Bible Christians, and Methodist Free church. The market is held on Saturday. The Literary Institution is in Chapel street, and has a library, museum and news room; there are science and art classes in connection with it; lectures are also delivered weekly throughout the winter months. this institution was established in 1842. Messrs. Cornish, Richard Boyns, S. H. James, and others, are lords of the manor. Viscount Falmouth, Lord Robartes, Usticke Scobell, John Borlase, esqrs., and the Rev. W. Hodgson, are chief landowners. The soil is killas; the subsoil is granite and felspar. Cape Cornwall is in this parish, 1 mile north-west of the town. The chief crops are wheat and barley, and pasture. The area is 7,421 acres, of which 30 are water; gross estimated value, £14,[obscured]; rateable value, £12,560; and the population is 1871 was 9,011.

Parish Clerk, Samuel Veal.

Post & Money Order & Telegraph Office & Post Office Savings Bank.—John Warren, postmaster, Chapel street. Letters through Penzance, arrive at 10.10 a.m. & 5.30[?] p.m.; dispatched at 7.30[?] a.m. & 3 p.m

Insurance Agents:—


Public Establishments:—

County Police Station, Chapel st. Nicholas Trenerry, sergeant

Institution, Chapel st. Francis Oats, hon. sec

Public News Room, Chapel st. Walter Holman, hon. sec

Public Officers:—

Clerk to the Highway Board, Wm. Triggs

Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, John Chenhalls

Surveyor of Highways, Wm. Merrifield


National, Jas. Lawry Rowe, master

Wesleyan, Geo. Fredk. Glasson, master

Omnibuses to Penzance.—Eddy, 4 times daily; A Thomas, 3 times daily; Mrs. Mary Williams (through Pendeen), tues. thurs. & saturday, all returning same day


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[…] James, insurance agent, […] street

[…], shopkeeper, Fore st

[…], chemist & druggist, […]

[…] John Carne, manager to Batten, Carne & Carne, bankers, Bank house

Batten, Carne & Carne, bankers (John Carne […], manager); draw on […] & Co. Lombard […]

[…] & Thomas, […]

Bennetts John, estate agent, Carallack

Bennetts John, shoe maker, Cape-Cornwall street

Bennetts William, farmer, Bostrase

Bolitho, Sons & Co. bankers (Richard Boyns, manager); draw on Ransom, Bouverie & Co. 1 Pall Mall east […]

Bolitho James, draper & grocer, Nancherrow terrace

[…] Hitchens, grocer, Cape-Cornwall street

Bone George, farmer, Brea Vean

Boyns Henry, boot warehouse, & grocer, Market place & Downs

Boyns Hen. grocer & drapr. Bosorne rd

Boyns John, mine agent, Green lane

Boyns Nicholas, farmer, Hendra

Boyns Richard, manager to Bolitho Sons & Co. bankers, The Bank

Boyns Richard, miller, Bostrase

Boyns Richard, purser of mines, Boswedden house

Boyns Richard, wholesale & retail grocer & wine & spirit mer. Market pl

Candy Charles, farmer, Bosorne

Candy Henry, farmer, Bosorne

Casley Ann (Mrs.), grocer, Church st

[Obscured], shoe maker, Angle st

Casley Henry, farmer, Truthwall

Casely James, farmer, Boscean

[Obscured] George Hemmings, farmer, Truthwall

Chenhalls John, farmer, & registrar of births, deaths & marriages, Market st

Chenhalls William, surgeon, Church st

Chirgwin Ralph Wm. & Co. grocers & drapers, Cape-Cornwall street; & at Trewellard

Clements Wm. mine agent, Market pl

Daniel Nicholas Charles, tin plate worker & watch maker, Fore street

Davey John Taylor, farmer, Tregeseal

Duke of Cornwall Artillery Volunteers (13th) (Capt. Richard Thomas, officer commanding; 1st Lieut. John C. Barwis; 2nd Lieut. A. H. James)

Duke of Cornwall Rifle Volunteers (20th) (Capt. Richard Boyns, officer com.), Armoury, Cape-Cornwall street

Eddy Francis, farmer, Leswidden

Eddy James, farmer, Trevegean

Eddy James, lodging house & bus proprietor, Chapel street

Eddy Jane (Miss), dress maker, Fore st

Eddy Joseph, grocer, Queen street

Eddy Mary (Mrs.), grocer & draper, Green lane

Eddy William, lodging house, Cape-Cornwall street

Eddy William Robert, carpenter, Nancherrow terrace

Ellis James, farmer, Little Brea

Gendall James, shoe maker, Chapel st

Gibson Francis, carpenter, Regent ter

Gibson James, carpenter, Princes ter

Goninan Alfred, shopkeeper, Cape-Cornwall street

Grenfell Pascoe, farmer, Bosorne

Genfell William, beer retailer, Nancherrow terrace

Grenfell William, farmer, Bosorne

Harvey Andrew, surgeon, Market st

Harvey John, Star inn, Fore street

Harvey William, baker, Queen street

Hattam William, farmer, Boscregan

Hicks Richard, farmer, Tregeseal

Hill Thomas, farmer, Cape-Cornwall st

Hoblyn William Treffry, harness ma. Market place

Hocking Nicholas, mine agnt. Green la

Hocking Richard, farmer, Dowran

Hocking William, farmer, Dowran

Hocking William, farmer, Hendra

Hocking William, farmer, Nanjulian

Hocking William, farmer & grocer, Kelynack

Hollow Thomas, greengrocer, Angle st

Hollow William, farmer, Bosavern

Hollow Wm. jun. farmer, Bosavern

Holman Nicholas & Son, engineers & iron & brass founders, Tregeseal

Hosking Henry, farmer, Dowran

Hosking John, farmer, Chycarne

Hutchens John, Wellington hotel, Market place

Institution (Francis Oats, hon. sec.), Chapel street

James Henry, carrier, Victoria row

James Peter, blacksmith, Kelynack

James Stephen Harvey, purser of Botallack mine, Alma villa

Jenkin William, farmer, Trevedra

Johns Martin, farmer, Numphra

Johns Richard, farmer, Dowran

Johns William, shopkeeper, Dowran

Jones Thomas, shopkeeper, Fore street

Lawrey Elizabeth, (Mrs.), farmer, Nancherrow

Lawrey Peter Curnow Veale, farmer, Bosvargus

Leathan Alexander, draper, Fore street

Leathan Charles, farmer, Gurland

Leathan Jhn. Tonkin, farmr. Bollowall

Leathan Wm. boys’ school, Green lane

Maddern Richard, farmer, Trevegean

Mason Thomas & William, frmrs. Brea

Matthews Jane (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Chapel street

Merrifield William, surveyor of highways, Lafrowder terrace

Michell — (Miss), ladies’ school, Lafrowda terrace

Mitchell James, shoe maker, Kelynack

Mitchell Thomas, farmer, Kenidjack

Nicholas John, farmer, Trevedra

Oates Richard, bookbinder & stationer, Market street

Olds Elizabeth (Mrs.), butcher, Carrallack terrace

Olds Henry, butcher, Nancherrow ter

Olds Henry, farmer, Bosavern

Olds Peter, butcher, Cape-Cornwall st

Olds Peter, jun. butcher, Regent ter

Paull Wm. Henry, shoe maker, Fore st

Pengelly William, farmer, Cryon [Cryor?]

Penrose Wm. beer retailer, Chapel st

Phillips John, farmer, Nanquidno

Pooley James, grocer, Fore street

Public News Room (Walter Holman, hon. sec.), Chapel street

Reseigh Lavinia (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Market place

Richards Thos. shopkeeper, Market pl

Richards Thomas, tailor & draper, Market place

Richards William, hair dresser, Nancherrow terrace

Roberts James, carpenter, Trevedrea

Roberts Ralph Hill, carpenter, Nancherrow terrace

Roberts William, draper & grocer, Regent terrace

Rodda John, shoe ma. Boswedden ter

Rowe James, carman, Lafrowda terrace

Rowe John, farmer, Letcha

Rowe John, mine agent, Lafrowder ter

Rowe Joseph, ironmonger, Fore street

Searle Richard Bemford, surgeon

Shackerley Thomas, farmer, Kelynack

Thomas Archelaus, bus proprietor, Bosorne terrace

Thomas Edmund, farmer, Dowran

Thomas Henry, grocer & draper, Lafrowder terrace

Thomas Henry Grylls, grocer & draper, Market place

Thomas James, mine agent, Pleasant row

Thomas John, farmer, Trevegean

Tippett Charles, wheelwright, Kelynack

Tippett James, grocer, Kelynack

Trahair William, grocer, Fore street

Trahair William James, linen draper, Market place

Tregear James, farmer, Boswarlas

Tregear Thomas, blacksmith, Fore street

Tregear William, farmer, Boswarlas

Tregenza Robert, mason, Fore street

Trembath Edwin, photographer, Fore st

Trembath Richard, grocer, Bank sq

Trezise Geo. Edwards, draper, Fore st

Trezise Noah, blacksmith, New town

Trezise William, carpenter, Green lane

Triggs William, clerk to the highway board, Tregeseal

Trounson Thomas, carpenter, & watch maker, Nancherrow terrace

Uren James, blacksmith, Market place

Veal John, farmer, Bollowall

Veal Samuel, shoe maker, Fore street

Warren William, farmer, Tregeseal

Wearne Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Carrallack

White Nathan, mine agent, Truthwall

White Richard, agent, Levant mine

White Thos. farmer, Cape-Cornwall st

Williams James, grocer & draper, Victoria row

Williams James, draper, Fore street

Williams John, grocer & [obscured], Market place

Williams Mary (Mrs.), bus proprietor, Chapel street

Williams Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Fore street

Williams Nicholas, carpenter, Chapel st

Williams Thomas, King’s Arms, Market place

Williams William, Commercial hotel & posting house, & farmer, Market pl

Williams William, farmer, Numphra

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