GULVAL is a parish, township and village, 1 mile north-east from Penzance, and 2 west from Marazion, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Penwith, Penzance union and county court district, rural deanery of Penwith, Cornwall archdeaconry, and Exeter diocese. The church of St. Gulwal is of the fifteenth century, and consists of chancel, nave, south aisle and porch, north transept, and square embattled tower with pinnacles, containing 3 bells: it was reseated and partially restored in 1857 at a cost of about £600[?] which was raised by subscription: the windows are nearly all of stained glass, some of them being very elaborate; there is also a piscina, and a very curious old monument, erected in 1627, to the Davills family. The register dates from the year 1600. The living is a vicarage, £365 yearly rent-charge, with residence and 20 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held by the Rev. William Wriothesley Wingfield B.A. of Christ Church, Oxford. There are board schools for boys and girls, which are supported by Government grant, board rates, and school pence; and at Carfury is another school for both sexes, which was built by the Misses Carne, and is supported by Government grant and children’s pence. There are three chapels for Wesleyans, and two for Bible Christians. There are charities of about £28 yearly value. Here are extensive ice works, which were built by Frederick Ashwell, esq., and fitted with Harrison’s patent machinery by Siddeley and Mackay, and which are capable of producing 60 tons of ice per week. Trevayler is the seat of Mrs. Ley; Rosemorran, of Mrs. Johns; Pendrea, of Sir John St. Aubyn, bart., M.P.; and Ponsandane, of Richard Foster Bolitho, esq. T. S. Bolitho esq. who is lord of the manor, Miss John, and John Trevelyan, esq, are chief landowners. The soil near the sea is chiefly killas, and is extremely productive, while on the higher side it is rather gravelly, with a subsoil of clay. The chief crops are vegetables for the London and other markets; potatoes and broccoli are grown on the lower ground, a large portion of the higher being in dairy farm; a little wheat, with oats barley and roots, are grown. The area is 4,547 acres (190 of which are water); rateable value, £7,025; and the population in 1871 was 1,668.

Ding-Dong mine, is in this parish: it is one of the oldest in Cornwall, and is still worked.

Post Office, Trevarrack.—Thomas Bond Tredrea, receiver. Letters, through Penzance, arrive at 9.30 a.m.; dispatched at 2.40 p.m. Penzance is the nearest money order office

National School, George Spanner, master; Mrs. Spanner, mistress

Carfury School, Miss Emma Smith, mistress

Police Inspector (of the Penwith western division), George Pappin, Chyandour


Bolitho Richard Foster, Ponsandane

Bolitho Richd. Foster, jun. Ponsandane

Bolitho William, jun. J.P. Ponsandane

Grenfell Pascoe, Chyenhall

Johns Mrs. Rosemorran

Ley Mrs. Trevayler

Roberts William, Gulval cross

St. Aubyn Sir John, bart. M.P., J.P. Pendrea

Smith George Osborn, Burley grove

Stevens Miss, The Cottage

Tripcony Anthony, Trevarrack

White Nicholas. sen. Chyandour

Wingfield Rev. William Wriothesley BA. Vicarage


Armitage Henry, Three Tuns hotel, Chyandour

Barnes Joseph, farmer, Punjou

Brush Henry, farmer, Tredinnick

Care Thomas, farmer & highway surveyor, Trye

Carman Rd. Withiell, farmr. Besoljack

Carne William, carpenter

Clarke Joseph, farmer, Besoljack

Daniel Thomas, mining agent, Carfury

Ding Dong Tin Mine (William Williams, manager)

Eddy Jas. & Edwn. shoe ma. Trythogga

Edwards Andrew, farmer, Carfury

Edwards William, carrier, Trythogga

Friggens Charles, farmer, Bosulval

Friggens James, farmer, Trezelah

Friggens Richard, farmer, Trezelah

Friggens Wm. Glover, farmer, Bosulval

Green James, farmer, Hellengove

Grenfell John, wheelwright, New mill

Jeffrey William, farmer & market gardener, Boscrowan

Jelbert Jas. wheelwright, Ridgeovan

Jelbert William, farmer, Trythall

Jelbert William Henry, blacksmith, Gulval cross

Lawrey Thomas, shoe maker

Leigh Thomas, farmer, Besoljack

Lutey Richard, farmer, Carfury

Machin Jonathan, farmer, Kenegie

Maddern Phillip, farmer, Trythall

Martin Christopher, farmer, Higher Chysauster

Newlyn & Gulval Ice Works Co. & Aerated Waters Manufacturers (George Osborn Smith, manager)

Nicholls Jas. farmer, Lower Chysauster

Nicholls John, farmer, Trye

Nicholls Wm. Sims, shopkpr. Chyandour

Noy James, farmer, Trythall

Osborne Chas. grocer & draper, New mill

Pedrick James, farmer, Rosemorran

Pengelly Richd. farmer, Lower Crankan

Rich Henry, tailor, Trythogga

Roberts John, farmer, Trevarrack

Roberts John, Old inn, Church town

Rodda William, shopkeeper & carpenter, Trythogga

Rowe James, farmer, Trye

Rowe Richard, farmer, Trye

Rowe William, farmer, Trye

Stevens Andrew, carpenter, Carfury

Stone John, farmr. & blacksmith, New mill

Tamblyn William Henry, baker & shopkeeper, Trevarrack

Thomas James, market gardener & farmer, Ponjou

Thomas John, market gardener & farmer, Ridgeovan

Thomas John, shoe maker, New Mill

Thomas Richd. market gardener & farmr

Thomas Robert, market gardener & farmer, Punjou

Tredrea Thomas Bond, builder & grocer, Trevarrack

Tregoning Hen. blacksmith, Churchtown

Trembath James, farmer, Carnequidden & Boscrege

Tripcony John, miller, Trythogga mill

Trythall Charles, mason, Trythogga

Uren John, farmer, Higher Boscrowan

White Nicholas, jun. blacksmith, Chyandour

Williams John, farmer, Bosulval

Williams John, farmr. Little Rosemorran

Winnan John, gardener & lodging house, Burley grove

Woolcock Thomas, farmer, Resoon

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