Cuby, Cornwall

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Coordinates: 50°16′16″N 4°53′31″W / 50.271°N 4.892°W / 50.271; -4.892

St Cuby's Church
Tregony, the main street looking north east

Cuby (Cornish: Sen Kubi) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, situated approximately 7 miles (12 km) south-west of St Austell.[1]

Cornelly parish was united with Cuby in 1934.[2] The population of Cuby with Tregony parish at the 2011 census was 1015.[3] Tregony was at the head of a navigable channel in medieval times but the River Fal became badly silted due to tin streaming and its sea-borne trade went to Truro.

Cuby Parish Church[edit]

The church of Cuby is dedicated to Saint Cuby, a Welsh saint: since the parish church of Tregony was lost to the River Fal ca. 1540 Cuby Parish Church has been in fact the parish church of Tregony also. The church was rebuilt in 1828 though some of the medieval masonry still exists on the north side and the tower (of two stages) is of the 14th century. In the south aisle is an inscribed stone of the 6th or 7th century (Nonnita Ercilini Rigati [...]tris Fili Ercilini).[4] The church in Norman times belonged to the alien priory at Tregony but in 1278 ownership passed to Merton Priory in Surrey,[5]

Notable person[edit]

William Hennah, first lieutenant of HMS Mars is buried at Cuby Parish Church. His ship was part of the British fleet under Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  2. ^ [1] GENUKI website; retrieved 2009-04-18
  3. ^ "Parish population 2011 census.Retrieved 9 Feb 2015". 
  4. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed. Penguin Books; p. 61
  5. ^ Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford; pp. 82-83

External links[edit]

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