Place:St. Mawgan, Cornwall, England

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NameSt. Mawgan
Alt namesSt. Mawgansource: Getty Vocabulary Program
St Mawgan in Pydarsource: Wikipedia
Mawgan in Pydarsource: Wikipedia
St. Mawgan-in-Pydar
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.467°N 4.967°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPyder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Columb Major Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
St. Austell Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district in which it was located 1934-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another place in Cornwall named Mawgan-in-Meneage in the area of Helston.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St Mawgan in Pydar (Cornish: Lanherne) is a civil parish in Cornwall, England. The village of St. Mawgan is situated four miles northeast of Newquay.

The nearby Royal Air Force station, RAF St. Mawgan, takes its name from the village and is next to Newquay Cornwall Airport.

The Arundells have been the chief landowners here since the 13th century: in 1794 Lanherne House (mainly built in the 16th and 17th centuries) became a convent for émigré nuns from Belgium. Many memorials of the Arundells may be found in the church and more in the church of St. Columb Major.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article St Mawgan.

St. Mawgan was part of the St. Columb Major Rural District from 1894 until 1934, and part of St. Austell Rural District from 1934 until 1974.

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