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~  St Kew 1883 ~


St Kew is a township and parish, 4 miles north from Wadebridge, 6 ½ east from Padstow and 8 south-west from Camelford and 13 from Bodmin road station, in the Eastern division of the country, hundred of Trigg,Bodmin Union, Camelford county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Bodmin, and diocese of Truro, situate on the river Amble. The Church of St. James is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and tower containing 6 bells : many of the stained windows contain fifteenth century glass, supposed to have been removed from an old church at Bodmin: the church has been restored at a cost of 2,000 Pounds, raised by voluntary contributions, re-seated throughout with oaken benches, and a beautiful chancel screen of oak erected ; the communion plate, dating from 1598, is a fine sample of Renaissance silver work : there are mural tablets to the Webber family, 1601.

     The register dates from the year 1564. The living is a vicarage, yearly value from tithe rent-charge 529 pounds, net income 458 pounds with residence and 33 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Rev. John James Glencross Every B.A. vicar of Lanhydrock, and held since 1876 by the Rev. Nicholas Thos Every B.A. of Clare college, Cambridge. There is a Bible Christian chapel and four Free Methodist chapels. There is a charity of 6 pounds, interest of 200 pound Consols, for distribution in money. Lady Molesworth is lady of the manor. The principal landowners are Beatrice Lady Molesworth, Capt. Cyril Dudley Fortescue and Lord Robartes. The soil is stiff clay ; subsoil, slate. The crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 7,514 acres; rateable value, 8,459 pounds; and the population in 1881 was 1,102. CHAPEL AMBLE is a village, about 2 miles south-west from the church, to which place the river Amble is navigable for barges.


HIGHWAY – 1 ¼ miles north-east ; PENDOGGETT – 1 ½ north; TREGELLES, 1 north; TRELILL – 2 north-east, and TREQUITE – half a mile east.

POST OFFICE – Chapel Amble – William Hitchens, receiver. Letters through Wadebridge R.S.O. by foot post, arrive at 9 am; dispatched at 3 p.m. Wadebridge is the nearest money order & telegraph office. There is a PILLAR BOX at Church town cleared at 2.30 pm.

INSURANCE AGENT – Lancashire, S. W. W. Stephens, Hendra  National School (mixed), Jacob Stone, master.


St. Kew.

Bensley Samuel, Treharrock

Elford William, Penrose cottage

Every Rev.Nicholas Thomas B.Z. [vicar], Vicarage

Latimer Mrs. Newton

Sandys Melville, Skisdon lodge



Bassett John, farmer, Fentengoe

Bate Henry, miller, Coombe mills

Blewett William, mason, Highway

Bond William, blacksmith, Trewethern

Bray Nicholas, carpenter, Highway

Burton Samuel, farmer, Trevinick

Chapman Jas. Farmer. Higher Trewiggat

Cleave Nicholas, farmer, Lenow

Cleave Richard, miller, Rooke mills

Coleman John, farmer, Penquite

Colwing Samuel, farmer, Trelill

Derrent Amelia (Mrs.), nurseryman, Little Brighter

Greenwood Isaac, farmer, Bokelly

Grose John, farmer, Trentinney

Grose Wesley, farmer, Penpont

Harris Ri. Boot & shoe ma.Trewethern

Harris William, farmer, Tregoside

Hawken Johanna (Mrs), farmer, Hale

Hawken Nicholas, St Kew inn

Hill Symon, farmer, St Kew Barton

Hitchings Emanuel, farmer, No-Man’s-Land

Hocken James & Henry, farmers, Lower Trewiggott

Hocking William, farmer, Pengenna

James Elizabeth (Mrs.), Red Lion, Highway

Kestle Thomas, farmer, Maiden land

Knight Jane (Mrs.) farmer, Trelill

Knight John, farmer, Polterworgy

Knight William, farmer, Trelill

Lang James, farmer, Pendoggett

Lean Christopher, farmer, Tipton

Lean Richard, farmer, Trewethera

Lucas John, farmer, Tregilder

Lukies Nicholas, farmer, Trethevan

May Joseph, farmer, Leeches

May John, farmer, Trevethern

Menhenick Chas. Farmer, Lower Amble

Mitter Robert, blacksmith, Highway

Penworden William, farmer, Trequite

Pinch James, mason, Highway

Pinch John, machine maker, Claypitt

Pinch John, machine maker, Hill

Pollard Charles, farmer, Rook

Rickard Thomas, farmer, Rocksey

Roberts Daniel, farmer, Trevennick

Roose Henry, farmer, Pendoggett

Rundle John, farmer, Tretawn

Saldon Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Great Brighter

Sleeman John, carpenter, Highway

Stephens Samuel Warren Wesley, farmer, auctioneer, land, & estate agent &c. Hendra

Symons Phillip, farmer, Pelingarrow

Thomas Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Trewethern

Thomas Nicholas, carpenter & shopkeeper, Trequite

Vivian John, farmer, Benbole

Warne Francis, farmer, Trewane

Warne Henry, mason, Highway

Warne William, boot & shoemaker

Webber Nicholas, farmer, Lands

Webber Robert, farmer, Trewethern

Wellington Chas. Farmer, Penneytinney

Williams Richard, farmer, Tregildern

Woodwards Charles, farmer, Trequite

Wyatt William, farmer, Highway



Andrews William, farmer

Beer William, shopkeeper & beer retir

Grose Horatio, farmer

Hitchens William, postmaster

Hitchens Thomas, carpenter

Keat John, farmer

Prior Joseph, Maltster’s Arms

Rogers Louisa (Mrs.), nurseryman

Wilce Edwin, maltster

Worden William, farmer & shoe maker