St Martin-in-Meneage

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Coordinates: 50°04′19″N 5°09′58″W / 50.072°N 5.166°W / 50.072; -5.166

St Martin-in-Meneage
Cornish: Dydemin
St Martin-in-Meneage is located in Cornwall
St Martin-in-Meneage
St Martin-in-Meneage
 St Martin-in-Meneage shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SW734240
Civil parish St Martin-in-Meneage
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HELSTON
Postcode district TR12
Dialling code 01326
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament St Ives
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St-Martin-in-Meneage in relation to neighbouring parishes

St Martin-in-Meneage (Cornish: Dydemin)[1] is a civil parish and village in the Meneage district of the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

The village is five miles (8 km) south-southeast of Helston.[2]

The church is dedicated to St Martin of Tours and is a chapelry of Mawgan in Meneage (right of sepulture was granted in 1385). The ancient estates of Barry Mylor and Mathiana adjoin the church and the two names indicate that in early times there were chapels of two Breton saints here, of St Melor at Merther Mylor (Barry Mylor) and St Anou at Merther Anou (the modern forms having been variously corrupted).[3]

St Martin-in-Meneage lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  3. ^ Henderson, Charles (1925) "Parochial history of Cornwall", in: Cornish Church Guide. Truro: Blackford; p. 155

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