St Martin-in-Meneage

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St Martin-in-Meneage
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St Martin in Meneage parish church
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
Ceremonial county
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
List of places
50°04′19″N 5°09′58″W / 50.072°N 5.166°W / 50.072; -5.166Coordinates: 50°04′19″N 5°09′58″W / 50.072°N 5.166°W / 50.072; -5.166

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 population at the 2011 census was 377[3]

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).[4]

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.



  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. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Charles (1925) "Parochial history of Cornwall", in: Cornish Church Guide. Truro: Blackford; p. 155

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