Penryn, Cornwall

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Penryn is a town in Cornwall

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Penryn within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Penryn in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Penryn, mun. bor., market town, and township, St Gluvias par., Cornwall, on creek of Falmouth Harbour, within the parl. bor. of Penryn and Falmouth, 2 miles NW. of Falmouth by rail, 311 ac., pop. 3466; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. James I. incorporated the town. During the Civil War it was held by the Royalists, but submitted to the Parliamentarians in 1646. Granite is shipped in considerable quantities, and trading is carried on in coal, wood, &c. Paper, woollen, and gunpowder mills, breweries and tanneries, are in the town, and a large number of the inhabitants are engaged in the coast fisheries and local shipping. See FALMOUTH.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Penryn and Falmouth, parl. bor., Cornwall, 4668 ac., pop. 18,072; comprises the mun. bors. of Falmouth and Penryn, the township of Falmouth, parts of the pars. of Budock and Mylor, and part of the township of St Gluvias. The bor. returns 1 member to Parliament; it returned 2 members until 1885. is a Good Stuff website.