Place:Mount Hawke, Cornwall, England

NameMount Hawke
Alt namesMount-Hawkesource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates50.283°N 5.2°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPyder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Truro Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, Englandecclesiastical parish for the area before 1846
St. Agnes (near Redruth), Cornwall, Englandecclesiastical parish for the area 1846-1847
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Mount Hawke is a village in Cornwall, England. It is situated approximately seven miles (11 km) west-northwest of Truro, three miles (5 km) northeast of Redruth, and two miles (3 km) south of St. Agnes (near Redruth).

The village is now in a former mining area in the administrative civil parish of St. Agnes (near Redruth). The settlements bordering Mount Hawke are Banns (northwest) and Menagissey (south); Porthtowan is further away westward.

Mount Hawke was formed as an ecclesiastical parish from part of St. Agnes in 1847. The year previous St. Agnes has been created out of the parish of Perranzabuloe.

a village in the parish of Illogan and was therefore located in Redruth Rural District 1894-1934 and Camborne-Redruth Urban District 1934-1974.

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