Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Mevagissey within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Mevagissey, fishing town and par., Cornwall, on bay of same name, 5 miles S. of St Austell, 1380 ac. and 29 foreshore, pop. 2186; P.O., T.O. Mevagissey has a good harbour, enclosed by 2 short piers. The inhabitants are mostly engaged in the pilchard fisheries, which have formed a local industry for many centuries.