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~St Kew 1889~



    Mrs Richard Ford, of Pencarrow (sister of, and heiress to the late Sir William Molesworth), who is lady of the manor, Lieut-Col. Cyril Dudley Fortescue D.L, J.P. of Buc?onne, and Lord Robartes D.I., J.P. are the chief landowners. The soil is stiff clay; subsoil, slate. The crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 7,550 acres of land and 15 of water: rateable value, 8,266 Pounds; 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. There was anciently a chapel here dedicated to St. Aldhelm, and various buildings near its supposed site, called “Chapel Meadow,” have fragments of Early Decorated work, built into their walls.

HIGHWAY, 1 ˝ miles south-east, and situated on the road from Wadebridge to Camelford; PENDOGGET, 1 ˝ north; TREG?LLES, ˝ north west; TRELILL, 1 ˝ north-east and TREQUITE, ˝ east, are places in this parish.

POST OFFICE, Churchtown – John Pinch, receiver. Letters through Wadebridge R.S.O. arrives at 9.55 a.m; dispatched 2.30 p.m. Port Isaac is the nearest money order & telegraph office.

POST OFFICE, Chapel Amble- William Hitchens, receiver. Letters through Wadebridge R.S.O. by foot post, arrive at 9 a.m. ; dispatched at 3 p.m. Wadebridge is the nearest money order & telegraph office.

National School (mixed), built in 1852 for 120 children; average attendance, 60; Jacob Stone, master


St Kew

Bensley Samuel, Treharrock

Braddon Major Wm. Code J.P. Skisdon

Elford William, Penrose cottage

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

Sandys Melvill William, Lenarth



Bassett John, St Kew Inn

Bassett William, farmer, Fentengoe

Bate Hy. Miller (water), Coombe mills

Blewett John, mason, Highway

Bond Thos. Jn. Blacksmith, Trewethern

Bourne Martin, farmer

Bray Nicholas, carpenter, Highway

Burlace Edward, farmer, Trequite

Burton Samuel, farmer, Trevinick

Carpenter George, farmer, Benbole

Chapion Jas. Farmer, Higher Trewiggat

Cleave Nicholas, farmer, Lenow

Cleave Richard, miller, Rooke mills

Coad John, farmer, Trethevan

Coleman Francis, farmer, Penquite

Cowling Caroline (Mrs.), farmer

Derrent Amelia (Mrs.), nurseryman, Little Brighter

Endellion George, farmer

Greenwood Isaac, farmer, Bokelly

Grose John, farmer, Trentinney

Grose Wesley, farmer, Penpont

Harris William, farmer

Hawken Johanna (Mrs.), farmer, Hale

Hill John, game dealer

Hocken Jas & Hy, farmers, Low Trewiggott

Hocking William, farmer, Pengenna

James Elizb (Mrs), Red Lion P.H. Hghway

Knight Aubert, farmer

Lander Francis, farmer, Maiden land

Lang James, farmer, Pendogget

Lean Christopher, farmer, Tipton

Lean Paul, farmer, Trewethern

Lobb John, farmer, Pendogget

Menhenick Chas. Farmer, Lower Amble

Mitter Robert, blacksmith, Highway

Philp William, farmer, Great Brighter

Pinch James, mason

Pinch Jn. Machine ma. Post office, Hill

Pollard Charles, farmer, Rook

Rickard Thomas, farmer, Rocksey

Roberts Daniel, farmer, Trevennick

Rundle James, farmer, Tretawn

Spear John, farmer, St Kew, Barton

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

Thomas Nicholas, carpenter & shopkeeper, Trequite

Thomas William, shopkeeper, Trewethern

Warne Francis, farmer, Trewane

Warne Henry, mason, Highway

Warne William, boot & shoe maker

Webber Nicholas, farmer, Lands

Webber Robert, farmer, Trewethern

Wellington Charles. Farmer, Penneytinney

Williams Willaim, farmer, Tregildern

Woodwards Charles, farmer, Trequite

Wyatt William, farmer, Highway



Beer Elizb. Jane (Miss), shopkeeper & beer ret

Grose Horatio, farmer

Hitchens William, postmaster

Lean Robert, farmer

Prior Joseph, Maltsters Arms P.H

Rogers Louisa (Mrs.), nurseryman

Wilce Edwin, maltster

Worden William, farmer & shoe maker