Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of St Mawes within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
St Mawes, market town, St Just in Roseland par., Cornwall, on St Mawes Harbour, 3 miles E. of Falmouth; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. St Mawes is an old town, and stands along the shore at the foot of a hill. It sent 2 members to Parliament from 1562 until 1832. A national school, a coastguard station, and several chapels are here. Cables and ropes for small craft are manufactured. St Mawes Castle (1542) stands on a headland N. of the harbour, and is strongly fortified.