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Hessenford

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Population  170
Region  South West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Local time  Friday 5:06 PM
Dialling code  01503
Civil parishes  Downderry, Tideford
OS grid reference  SX307573
Country  England
Post town  TORPOINT
Shire county  Cornwall
UK parliament constituency  South East Cornwall
Hessenford
Weather  8°C, Wind SE at 19 km/h, 100% Humidity

Hessenford (Cornish: Rys an Gwraghes) is a small village in south-east Cornwall, United Kingdom, four miles west of St Germans on the A387 Polbathic to Polperro road. The village had a population of 170 at the 2001 census. The river Seaton runs through the village and a mill was recorded here in 1286; the last mill closing in the mid-20th century.

Map of Hessenford, Torpoint, UK

Hessenford is part of the united parishes of St Germans, Hessenford, Downderry and Tideford. St Anne's Church was built in 1832 as a chapel of ease in the parish of St Germans to serve the growing population of the village. It was built by local subscription, local labour and materials, and was dedicated on 26 September 1833, the perpetual curate being appointed by the vicar of Saint Germans. Hessenford became a parish in its own right by "Order in Council" in 1852 and in 1871 the church was rebuilt in early English style. The lychgates, a gift, were built in 1905, the original gates being used for the entrance to the church yard.

The Seaton Valley Countryside Park is to the south of the village following the river valley to the coast at Seaton.

References

Hessenford Wikipedia


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