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Halsetown Inn
Halsetown is located in Cornwall
Location within Cornwall
OS grid referenceSW507386
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSt Ives
Postcode districtTR26
List of places
50°11′42″N 5°29′38″W / 50.195°N 5.494°W / 50.195; -5.494Coordinates: 50°11′42″N 5°29′38″W / 50.195°N 5.494°W / 50.195; -5.494

Halsetown is a village near St Ives, Cornwall, England.[1]

Halsetown is an industrial village planned by the solicitor and politician James Halse and built in the 1830s. There was a tin mine nearby and also a ropewalk.[2]

The ecclesiastical parish was created in 1846 and the parish church (1857) was dedicated to St John the Evangelist.[3] A mission chapel was opened on 6 November 1878 because the parish church at St Ives, was too far for parishioners to attend.[4] The village is administered by St Ives Town Council.

The actor Henry Irving was brought up in the village, fostered by his aunt, Mrs Penberthy.[5][6]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End & Isles of Scilly (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2009. ISBN 978-0-319-23289-7.
  2. ^ Todd, A. C. & Laws, Peter (1972) The Industrial Archaeology of Cornwall. Newton Abbot: David & Charles; p. 223
  3. ^ Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford; p. 107
  4. ^ "Opening of a Mission Chapel at Halsetown". The Cornishman (17). 14 November 1878. p. 5.
  5. ^ "Miss Ellen Terry". The Cornishman (161). 11 August 1881. p. 4.
  6. ^ Bonython, John Langdon (1933–34). "Address of the President". Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall. XXIV (1 and 2): 8–9.CS1 maint: date format (link)
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