ST. SENNEN is a parish 10 miles south-west from Penzance, 1 mile from the Land’s End, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Penwith, Penzance union and county court district, rural deanery of Penwith, archdeaconry of Cornwall and diocese of Truro: it is situated on the western coast. This is the most westerly parish in England and contains the Land’s End. The church of St. Sennen is an ancient building of granite, in the Pointed style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, transept, porch and a tower containing 3 bells. The register dates from the year 1700. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £180, in the gift of H.R.H. the Duke of Cornwall and held since 1883 by the Rev. Robert James Roe M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans and Bible Christians. The lords of the manor and principal landowners are Viscont Falmouth, Sir John St. Aubyn bart. M.P. the Hon. Mrs. Gilbert and Mr. H. Harvey. The soil is skillet; the subsoil is granite. The chief crops are wheat and potatoes. The area is 2,300 acres, 70 of which are water; rateable value, £3,051; and the population in 1881 was 678. Trevescan, ½ mile south, and Trevilley, ¾ mile south, are villages. Mayon, or Mean, is a small village near the Land’s End. Here is a stone called Table Mean.

Parish Clerk, Matthew Nicholas.

Post Office.—Benjamin Trahair, receiver. Letters through Penzance arrive at 11 a.m.; dispatched at 1 p.m. St. Just is the nearest money order, & telegraph office at Porthcurno

A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1876; M. Attrack clerk to the board

Board School, Job Cockcroft, master; Miss Annie Rowe, mistress

Roe Rev. Robert James M.A. Rectory

Symons Mrs. Mayon house


Chellew Arthur, farmer, Escalls

Davey Martha (Miss), shopkeeper

George Matthew, Success inn

Harvey Henry, farmer, Trevorian

Harvey Samuel, farmer, Trevear

Hicks William, farmer, Trevorian

Hollow John, farmer, Skewjack

Hollow Thomas, farmer, Trevilley

Humphries Humphrey, farmer, Escalls

Humphries Robb, farmer, Brew

Johns Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Treeve

Laity Henry, farmer, Penrose

Pascoe Nicholas, farmer, Trevescan

Penrose Thomas, farmer, Escalls

Phillips George, farmer, Mayon Farm

Richards Joseph Hy. First & Last inn

Saundry John, farmer, Trevescan

Toman Henry Thos. Lands End Hotel

Trehair Benjamin, blacksmith & Shopkeeper, & post office

Trembath Edward, farmer, Trevilley

Trewella John, shopkeeper, Treeve

Trewella William, shopkpr. Trevescan

Uren James, shopkeeper

Wallis[o] James, farmer, Treeve

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