Place:Manaccan, Cornwall, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.083°N 5.128°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoKerrier Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Helston Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Kerrier Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1974
Helston Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1936
Kerrier Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1936-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Manaccan (Cornish: Manahan) is a civil parish and village on the Lizard peninsula in south Cornwall, England. The village is about five miles (8 km) south-southwest of Falmouth. The population of Manaccan was 299 in the 2001 census.

Manaccan parish is in an area known as Meneage which means 'land of the monks'. The parish is bordered to the north by the Helford River (a drowned river valley or ria), to the west by St. Martin-in-Meneage parish, to the south by St. Keverne parish, and to the east by St. Anthony-in-Meneage parish. The origin of the name Manaccan is probably derived not from a saint but from the Cornish for (church) of the monks. It was also at times called Minster in English because it must once have had a Celtic monastery. "St Manacca" is recorded as the patron as early as 1308.

Manaccan was part of the Helston Rural District from 1894 until 1934 and part of the Kerrier Rural District from 1934 until 1974.

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