GULVALL is a parish, township and village, 1 mile from Penzance, in West Cornwall, Penwith Hundred, Penzance Union, Penwith deanery, Cornwall archdeaconry, and Exeter bishopric. The church, a stone building of the fifteenth and sixteenth century, has tower, nave, two aisles, north transept, porch, chancel, organ, 3 bells, monuments, font, and old register chest, A.D. 1600. The living is a vicarage, worth £365 rent-charge yearly, with residence and 20 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, the Rev. W. W. Wingfield B.A. is the incumbent. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Bible Christians, National schools for boys and girls; also a Sunday school held at the same schools. The population, in 1851, was 1,859, and the acreage is 4,547. The soil is of a varied character; by the sea extremely productive, while on the higher side it is rather gravelly. Sir Henry Onslow, Bart., is lord of the manor; and the Rev. William Veale, Sir Henry Onslow, Bart., Miss Johns, and John Trevalyan, Esq. are chief landowners. The chief crops are vegetables for the London and other markets, especially potatoes, of which two crops are grown annually on the lower ground, a large portion of the higher being in dairy farm; a little wheat is grown. There are charities of £15 yearly value. Trevayler is the seat of the Rev. William Veale; Renegie, of William Coulson, Esq.; Rosemooran, of the Misses Johns; Chyandour, of William Bolitho, Esq.; and Pendree, of J. S. Bedford, Esq.

Ding-Dong Mine is in this township, supposed to be the oldest in Cornwall, and is still at work.


Bolitho William, esq

Grenfell Pascoe, esq

Veale Rev. William, M.A.


Allen Richard, miller

Carbis John, parish clerk

Carne William, carpenter

Friggen William, farmer, Bosulval

Nicholls Thomas, smith

Oliver Michael, miller

Rich Henry, tailor

Robert James, farmer, Trevarrack

Roberts William, smith

Thomas James, gardeners & farmer, Ridgeovan

Thomas John, gardener

Thomas Richard, gardener & farmer

Tripp Anthony, grocer & miller

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