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From: Josie Taylor <>
Subject: Re: Cornish Parishes - UNY-LELANT
Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 23:07:27

At 09:02 AM 6/05/98 -0700, Ken Ubsdell wrote Can anyone recommend a book on
>Uny Lelant, or on Cornish Parishes in general that would describe what
>life in this (these) parish(s) was like in the early to mid 1800's?

Here is a short description published in 1871 and a later poem.
Regards from Josie Taylor in Sydney

UNY-LELANT: a village, a parish and a sub-district in the Penzance
district, Cornwall. The village stands at the head of St Ives bay, one and
a half miles WSW of Hayle r. station; and has a post office designated
Lelant, Cornwall and a fair on 15 August. The parish comprises 3,757 acres
of land and 170 of water. Real property 13,402 pounds of which 10,194 are
in mines and 30 pounds are in quarries. Pop 2319 Houses 468. Trevethow is a
seat of the Praeds; and Treadreath of the Hoskinses. Drift sand covers much
of the surface towards the sea; and is alleged to have overwhelmed the
castle of Theodorick, a king of Cornwall. Trecroben Hill has an altitude of
550 feet and affords good specimens of schorl rock and schorlaceous
granite. The living is a vicarage united with Towednack in the Diocese of

LELANT a poem by RR Chambers in memory of Thomasine Trenoweth aged 23

The little meadow by the sand,
Where Tamsin lies, is ringed about
With acres of the scented thyme.
The salt wind blows in all the land;
The great clouds pace across the skies;
Rare wanderers from the ferry climb.
One might sleep well enough, no doubt,
Where Tamsin lies.

Tamsin has sunshine now and wind,
And all in life she might not have,
The silence and the utter peace
That tempest winnowed spirits find,
On slopes that front the western wave.
The white gulls circle without cease
O'er Tasmin's grave.

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