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Pigot 1823 Business Directory


Is pleasantly situated on the declivity of a hill, at the head of a branch or creek running from Falmouth harbour, of which there is a fine view from hence. The wealthy college of Glassney, founded early in the 13th century, was formerly connected with the borough. It was a magnificent structure, and had strong walls and towers to support it. When the reformation took place its revenues being seized, the edifice was suffered to fall into decay, and now not a vestige of it remains. The market house and town hall stand almost in the centre of the principal street, from which others diverge at nearly right angles. On the western side of the town the lands are high and barren, but abound with moor stone, vast quantities of which are exported from the quays of Penryn to London, &c. Waterloo bridge is chiefly formed of Cornish granite, carried from this place. There are woollen cloth, paper, &c. manufactories in the neighbourhood, which give employment to a great number of hands. Penryn is a corporate and borough town; at present the right of election is in all the inhabitants who pay scot and lot; the present members are Pascoe Grenfell and Henry Swann, Esqrs. The borough, though not considered as a distinct parish, is in some respects placed under a separate jurisdiction, from that of Gluvias, where the church is situated, a spacious and handsome building surrounded by groves of wood. It has a separate poor rate and two church wardens, one nominated by the vicar of Gluvias, and the other by the mayor of the borough. Besides the church, there are two places of worship for dissenters, viz. a methodist chapel and independent meeting-house. Market day Saturday. Fairs, Wednesday after March 6th, May 12th , July 7th, October 8th, and December11th. The town contains 467 houses, and 2,933 inhabitants.

POST OFFICE, St. Thomas street, Eliza Rawe, Post Mistress . The mail to London, by Exeter, &c. every afternoon at two. To Penzance, &c. every morning at ten.


Baker Wm. attorney, Broad st
Johns Stephen and Son, attorneys, High street
Michell R.D. attorney, Causeway
Richards Wm. attorney, Square
Street Saml. Spivy, surgeon, Square
Symons Jn, surgeon, St. Thomas st
Trenery Thos., surgeon, Square


Andrews & Wade, brewers & maltsters, Back lane

Blamey Js. merchant, Summer crt
Bliss Michael, boot & shoe maker, St. Thomas street
Bolitho & Co. tanners, Church town
Bryant Rd. pick hilt maker, New st
Carne Wm. grocer, High st
Cock Wm. builder, and ironmonger Lower street
Coombs Wm. miller, Budock
Corfield Wm. saddler, auctioneer, & general agent, High st
Cornish Colour Company, paint & colour manufacturers, Town end
Dun Benj. flour dealer, Summer ct
Dunsford & Co. brewers and spirit merchants, College Brewery
Dunstan and Jenkins, paper makers Ponsanooth
Dunstan Saml. flour merchant. Quay
Earl Robt. maltster, St. Thomas st
Edgcome Wm. builder, Square
Harris Stephen, saddler, High st
Harvey, Collan, & James, general merchants, Quay
Harvey Wm. linen draper & grocer, St. Thomas street
Hellings Benjamin, cooper, New st
Henwood Nicholas, tanner, woolstapler, & fellmonger, Budock
Hill Wm. flour merchant & miller, Budock
Kay Joseph, printer, Gluvias
Lambrick Jn. spirit mercht. Square
Lavin Michael, draper, tailor, & grocer, & agent to the Sun Fire Office, Lower street
Lovey Edwd. clothier, Ponsanooth
Loy Loveday, draper & grocer High st
Ninniss Wm. carpenter, High st
Odgers Edwd carpenter, Gluvias st
Odgers Thos. watch & clock maker, Lower street
Pearce Thomas druggist & tallow chandler, bookseller & stationer, Lower street
Pellowe Catherine, mercer & draper, High street
Pellowe Ths. lime burner, High st
Poat Jeremiah, smith, Budock
Polack Francis, grocer, High st
Rapson John, millwright and brass founder, Pig street
Richards Robt. jun. draper & grocer, & agent to the West of England Fire office, Lower st
Rogers Ambrose, saddler, High st
Rogers Mark, currier, High st
Rogers Peter, ship agent, Square
Scott David, clothier, Ponsanooth
Share John, brewer, Praze
Sowell Joseph, merchant & maltster, New st
Stephens James, earthenware dealer, High st
Stona John, jun. general merchant near the Quay
Taylor Wm. boot & shoe mkr High st
Tilly S. & M. ladies boarding school St. Thomas st
Trathan Wm. earthenware dealer, High st

Trenery & Son, spirit mchts. Square
Treffry John, corn & flour factor, general & commission agt Broad st
Tucker Wm. paper maker, Budock
Williams Wm. P. & R. general merchants, Broad st.


Anchor, Henry Plint, Quay lane
Coach & Horses, Alex. Hamilton, Budock
Cornish Mount, James Powley, Lower street
Crown, John Lobb, St. Thomas st
Dolphin, Ths. Rapson, Gluvias st
Elephant & Castle, S. Earle, Lower st
Fifteen Balls, Elizab. George, Pig st
King's Arms Hotel, John Powell, Broad st
New Golden Lion, Wm. Trevens, Lower st
Old Golden Lion, Rd. Shearne, High st
Prince of Wales, Jn. Bone, Budock
Saracen's Head, J. Martin, High st
Three Cornish Lions, J. Uren, Praze
Three Tuns, Ann Behanna, Pig st

*+ For COACHES and CARRIERS, See Falmouth


LONDON Regular Traders. The Union Company's Vessels, every fortnight to Cotton's Wharf. Active, Robt Quarmes Enterprize, Wm. Hoskin; Four Friends; John Roberts, Union, Josh, Brokenshir

LONDON, Trenery & Co's Vessels, ev. fortnight to Hayes Wharf. Commerce William Hockin; Success, Francis Hicks.
PLYMOUTH. Ebenezer, J. Clyme.
PLYMOUTH. Pheasant, Thos. Roach
ISLE OF WIGHT. Ann, John Dean.
ISLE OF WIGHT. President, R. Dunn