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Name Type Parish/Hundred Meaning Historic forms
Boshydrek Settlement Saint Dominick
East Wivelshire
Abbot's Hendra
Hendrabas
Settlement Davidstow
Lesnewth
<hen> ancient/former + <tre> 'farmstead' + <abas> 'abbot' Abbodeshendre 1302 (Gover, 1948) Abbotts Hender 1662 (Gover, 1948)
Adjaporth
Ajwaporth
Coastal Feature Madron
Penwith
<ajwa~aswa> ‘gap, pass, breach’ + <porth> ‘cove, landing place, entrance’ Adiaporth 1500 (Pool, 1985) Adjaporth (field) 1614 (Padel, 1985) Adgeaporth 1635 (Pool, The History of the Town and Borough of Penzance, 1974, p. 37) Adjarporth 1663 (Pool, 1985)
Advent
Pluw Adwenn
Civil Parish Advent
Lesnewth
<pluw> 'parish' + <Adwenn> personal name See entry for settlement
Advent
Pluwadwenn
Ecclesiastic Parish Advent
Lesnewth
<pluw> 'parish' + <Adwenn> personal name See entry for settlement
Advent
Adwenn
Settlement Advent
Lesnewth
<Adwenn> hanow personek ~ personal name Capella Sancti Adweny 1302 (Gover, 1948) (de) Sancto Adweno 1308 (Gover, 1948) Parochia Sancti Adwyny 1327 (Gover, 1948) Parochia de Adwyn 1327 (Gover, 1948) Parochia Sancti Adweni 1335 (Gover, 1948) capelle Sancte Athewenne 1342 (Gover, 1948) Parochia Sancti Adeweni 1347 (Gover, 1948) Parochia de Adewyn 1349 (Gover, 1948) Parochia de Seint Athwane 1435 (Gover, 1948) Adven 1535 (Gover, 1948) St Aduene 1584 (Gover, 1948) Parish of Advent or St Tathen 1598 (Gover, 1948)
Agnelesmylle
Melinagnel
Settlement Lanivet
Pydarshire
<melin> 'mill' + <Anel> personal name Agnelesmylle 1415 (Gover, 1948)
Agnelesmylle [the mill]
Melin Agnel
Place Lanivet
Pydarshire
<melin> 'mill' + <Anel> personal name Agnelesmylle 1415 (Gover, 1948)
Albaston
Trevalba
Settlement Calstock
East Wivelshire
<tre> 'farmstead' + <Alba> obscure, possible personal name Alveveston c.1286 Aliveston 1303 Alptone 1303 Alpiston’ 1337 Alpeston’ 1337 Alpeston 1341 Albeston 1399 Albeston 1650 Albeston 1838 Albaston 1876
Albert Pier
Kay Albert
Place Madron
Penwith
<kay> ‘quay’ + <Albert> personal name – Albert Albert Pier 1888 (OS 1888)(Bond, 2009) Albert Pier 1995 (OS 1995) Albert Pier 2005 (OS 2005)
Aldreath
Haldreth
Settlement Madron
Penwith
<hal> ‘marsh, moor’ + <treth> ‘sand’ Hall Dreath c.1840 (TA 1840) (Pool, 1985)
Aldreath Road
Fordh Haldreth
Road Madron
Penwith
<fordh> 'road' + <hal> ‘marsh, moor’ + <treth> ‘sand’ Aldreath Road 1995 (OS 1995)
Allen {river}
Dowr Leyn
River Bodmin
Triggshire
<dowr> water + <leyn> obscure Layne 1466, c.1540; Laine 1842; Allen 1888.
Allen {river}
Dowr Alyn
River Truro
Powder
<dowr> 'water' + <alyn> river name St Allen River 1748
Alseveor Works (China Clay)
Priweythva Tresussa Veur
Place Saint Austell
Powder
<priweythva> 'clay works' + <tre> 'farmstead, settlement' + <sussa> obscure + <meur> 'great' Alseveor Works (China Clay) 1888 (OS 1888)
Alsoveor
Tresussa Veur
Settlement Saint Austell
Powder
<tre> 'farmstead, settlement' + <sussa> obscure + <meur> 'great' Tresusse mur 1389 Tresusse bian 1389 Tresussamoer 1394 Tresussabien 1394 Tresussamore 1486 Tresussavian 1486 Ossaveor c1610 Alsaveor 1856 (OS 1856) Also Veor 1884 (farm) (Symons, 1884) (Bond, 2009) Alseveor 1888 (OS 1888) Alseveor Works (China Clay) 1888 (OS 1888)
Altarnun
Pluw Nonn
Civil Parish Altarnun
Lesnewth
<pluw> 'parish' + <Nonn> personal name See entry for settlement
Altarnun
Pluwnonn
Ecclesiastic Parish Altarnun
Lesnewth
<pluw> 'parish' + <Nonn> personal name See entry for settlement
Altarnun
Alternonn
Electoral Ward Altarnun
Lesnewth
<alter> 'altar' + <Nonn> personal name See entry for settlement
Altarnun(settlement)
Alternonn
Settlement Altarnun
Lesnewth
<alter> 'altar' + <Nonn> personal name Altrenune c1100, c1130 Altrenun c1136. Alternon c1230, 1236, 1291, 1328. Church of St Nonna 1236. Autreniune 1270. Alternone 1349. Atern 1580.
Alverton

Trevalvar
Settlement Madron
Penwith
<trev> 'farmstead' + <Alvar> personal name Alwaretone 1086 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) (Bond, 2009) Aluuartona 1086 (Gover, 1948) (Bond, 2009) Alwartona 1086 (Pool, 1985) Alwarton 1226 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Alwerton 1274 (Pool, 1985) Alwarton 1284 (Gover, 1948) Alwarton c.1296 Weatherhill Alwerton 1303 (Gover, 1948) Alverton 1306 (Pool, 1985) Alverton 1306 (Gover, 1948) Alwerton 1346 (Gover, 1948) Alwarton 1351 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Alwern 1351 Weatherhill Sir Gerard de Insula, lord of Alverton 1359 (NA BCM/B/4/2/5) Alwarton c.1360 Weatherhill Alwarnton c.1360 Weatherhill Alverton alias Alwerton 1381 (CRO-AD628) (Bond, 2009) Ailewarton 1513 (Pool, The History of the Town and Borough of Penzance, 1974, p. 12) Alwerton 1549 Weatherhill Alwertone 1580 Weatherhill Alwarton 1580 Weatherhill Alwerton 1610 (Camden, 1610, p.188) (Bond, 2009) Alverton 1612 (RIC-HC/4/31) (Bond, 2009) Golvan 1700 Weatherhill Alwarton 1725 (*RIC, HendCal 9, c.1920s, §229, citing from HP/13/40, 1725) (Bond, 2009) Alverton - Mr Jenkins 1748 (Martyn, 1748) Alvarton 1749 (Bond, 2009) Alverton 1750 (Hals, 1750) Alvorton alias Alverton 1750 (Hals, 1750) Alvernton 1757 (Bond, 2009) Alvern-weith 1757 (Bond, 2009) Alvernton 1782 (Bond, 2009) Alverton 1785 (Bond, 2009) Lower Alverton 1785 – owned by Christopher Hawkins, esquire, occupied by Thomas Woodis (*CRO, P133/28/3, 1785) (Bond, 2009) Alverton 1842 (Bond, 2009) Higher Alverton 1842 – tenement (CRO, TA/133, 1842) (Bond, 2009) Alverton 1884 (Bond, 2009) Alverton Bridge 1888 (OS, 6”, LXXIV. NW, 1888) (Bond, 2009) Alverton 1974 (Pool, The History of the Town and Borough of Penzance, 1974, p. 5) Alverton Bridge 1974 (Pool, The History of the Town and Borough of Penzance, 1974, p. 5) Alverton Farm 1974 (Pool, The History of the Town and Borough of Penzance, 1974, p. 13) Alverton 1985 (Bond, 2009) Alverton 1995 (OS 1995)
Alverton Bridge
Pons Trevalvar
Settlement Madron
Penwith
<pons> 'bridge' + <trev> 'farmstead' + <Alvar> personal name Alverton Bridge 1888 (OS, 6”, LXXIV. NW, 1888) (Bond, 2009) Alverton Bridge 1974 (Pool, The History of the Town and Borough of Penzance, 1974, p. 5)
Alverton Lane
Bownder Trevalvar
Settlement Penzance
Penwith
<bownder> 'droveway, lane' + OWS<Ælfweard> personal name + OWS<tun/ton> ‘homestead’ Alverton Lane 1845 (tenement) (CRO, TA/179, 1845) (Bond, 2009)
Alverton Meadows
Prasow Trevalvar
Settlement Madron
Penwith
<pras> 'meadow' + <-ow> plural suffix + OWS<Ælfweard> personal name + OWS<tun/ton> ‘homestead’ Alverton Meadows 1845 (at Chapel Street)(CRO, TA/179, Nos. 1287-1289, 1845)
Alverton Vean
Trevalvar Vian
Settlement Madron
Penwith
OWS<Ælfweard> personal name + OWS<tun/ton> ‘homestead’ + <byghan> 'little' Alverton Vean 1884 (Symons, 1884) (Bond, 2009) Alverton Vean 1888 (OS, 6”, LXXIV. NW, 1888) (Bond, 2009)
Alverton Weeths
Gwydh Trevalvar
Place Madron
Penwith
EMF: OWS Ælfweard> personal name + OWS<tun/ton> ‘homestead’ + K<gwydh> 'trees' ECF: <tre> ‘farmstead’ + OWS<Alvar> personal name + K<gwydh> 'trees' Alvern-weith 1757 (*CRO, P133/12/1, 1757) (Bond, 2009) Alvernweith 1782 (*CRO, P133/5/1, 1782) (Bond, 2009) Alvernweeth 1785 (*CRO, P133/28/3, 1785) (Bond, 2009) Alverton Weeths 1842 (tenement)(CRO, TA/133, 1842) (Bond, 2009)
Amalebra aka Amalebrea
Amallebri
Settlement Towednack
Penwith
<amalle> 'border place' + <bri> 'prominent' Ammalebry 1302 (Gover, 1948) Ammalebry 1324 (Gover, 1948) Amalibry 1331 (Gover, 1948) Ammalibry 1334 (Gover, 1948) Ammalbri 1341 (Gover, 1948) Amalebri 1354 (Gover, 1948) Ammallybry 1432 (Gover, 1948) Amalibery 1659 (Pool, 1985, p36, citing from 1659) Amellibery 1676 (CRO, GB/15/18, 1676) Amelleberry 1679 (CRO, GB/15/2-3, 1679) Amel-bray 1749 (Borlase, 1749, p128) Amyllebrea 1840 (CRO, GHW/G/14, c.1840) Amelebrey 1842 (tenements)(CRO, TA/226, 1842) Amelebry 1842 (tenements)(CRO, TA/226, 1842) Amalebrea 1884 (hamlet)(Symons, 1884) Amabbrea 1906 (CRO, CH/34/7, 1906) Amalebry 1906 (*CRO, CH/34/6, 1906) Amalebrea 1907 (*CRO, CH/33/9, 1907) Amblebrea 1936 (*CRO, DG/224, 1936) Amalbrea 1971 (Russell, 1971, p79) Amalebrea 1985 (Pool, 1985, p36) Amalebra 1992 (OS, 1:25000, 1992) Amalebra 2005 (OS, 1:25000, 2005)
Amalwhidden
Amalwydn
Settlement Towednack
Penwith
<??> + <gwynn> "white" Hamalwen 1301. Ammalwyn 1334. Annuellwyn 1501. Ammelwyn, Whyle Ammelwyn 1503. Ambulwyn 1520. Amelwhidden 1699. Amelwyn 1841.
Amble
Dowr Amal
River Saint Kew
Triggshire
<dowr> 'water' + <amal> 'edge, boundary, slope' Amal 1086, 1306; Ammal 1086, 1346, 1426, 1435; Hammal 1284, 1303; Ammel 1301; Aumal 1349; Aumelle 1383; Ambell 1596
An-Hay
An Hay
Settlement Saint Keverne
Kerrier
Etymology: <an> ‘the’ + <hay> ‘enclosure’ Haye 1327 (Gover, 1948) Anhech 1317 (Henderson) Anhee 1486 (Gover, 1948) Heya 1590 (Henderson) Anhea 1596 (Henderson) Hea alias Anhea 1599 (Gover, 1948) Hey 1699 (Gascoyne, 1699) Anhey 1748 (Martyn, 1748) Anhea, Part of 1842 (TA, 1842) Anhea, Part of, Deadmans 1842 (TA, 1842) Antea 1842 (TA, 1842) Antea, The Deadman's Estate 1842 (TA, 1842) Anhea 1844 (CRO, TA/99, 1844) Deadmans Anhea 1844 (CRO, TA/99, 1844) The Deadmans Estate (Antea) 1844 (tenements)(CRO, TA/99, 1844) Antea 1844 (mentioned in detailed schedule)(CRO, TA/99, 1844) Anhay 1884 (five tenements)(Symons, 1884) Anhay 1908 (OS, 1908) Anhay 1948 (Gover, 1948) Anhay 1968 (site of round (CA 7, 1968, p103) An-Hay 2016 (OS, 2016)