SENNEN is a parish 10 miles south-east[west] from Penzance, 1 mile from the Land’s End, in the western division, Penwith Hundred, Penzance Union, Penwith deanery, Cornwall archdeaconry, and Exeter bishopric; it is situated on the western coast. The church of St. Sennen is an old stone building, in the pointed style of architecture; has tower, nave, two aisles, transept, porch, chancel, 3 bells, monuments, font, and register. The living is a rectory, worth £230 yearly; the Hon. and Rev. Fitzroy Stanhope, M.A., is the incumbent, and the Rev. William Houghton, M.A., is the curate. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists and Bryanites. There is a National school for the parishes of Senner[n] and Levan, without endowment. This is the most westerly parish in England, and contains the Land’s End. The population, in 1851, was 652; and the acreage is 2,230. The soil is killas; the subsoil is granite. The chief crops are wheat and potatoes.

Mayon, or Mean, is a small village near the Land’s End. Here is a large stone called Table Mean.

Houghton Rev. William M.A

Trembath James, esq. Mayon house


Badcock Richard, farmer, Escalls

George William, farmer, Trevescan

Harvey Samuel, farmer, Trevear

Hicks William, farmer, Trevorian

Humphries Jonathan, farmer, Brew

Laity Thomas, farmer, Penrose

Matthews George, ‘Success’

Pascoe Nicholas, farmer, Skewjack

Phillips George, farmer, Mayon Farm

Saundry James, farmer, Trevescan

Toman Thomas, ‘First & Last’

Trembath Richard, farmer, Trevilly

Trembath William, farmer, Trevilly

Vingoe George, parish clerk

Vingoe Israel, farmer, Escalls

Wallish James, farmer, Treeve

  Letters through Penzance. The nearest money order office is at St. Just

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